Al Arabiya: After Release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim Speaks Out

Meriam Ibrahim is still separated from her family, but she and they are both safe. Now she speaks out about her situation and her concern for her new baby. Al Arabiya’s English edition has this report.

After release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim speaks out

by Staff Writer, Al Arabiya News

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman previously sentenced to death for apostasy, spoke up for the first time, sharing her fears for the health of a daughter born in extreme conditions in prison, and her concerns over an unknown future for her family.

“I gave birth chained. Not cuffs but chains on my legs. I couldn’t open my legs so the women had to lift me off the table. I wasn’t attached to the table,” Ibrahim told CNN in a telephone call.

Doctors feared that the delivery circumstances could have permanent consequences on the newborn.

“I don’t know in the future whether she’ll need support to walk or not,” Ibrahim added.

Ibrahim, who married a Christian South-Sudanese-American, was recently spared a death sentence for converting to Christianity. Only a day later, the 27-year-old and her family were arrested at Khartoum airport, while trying to leave the country with her family.

Ibrahim was detained because of using travel documents issued in South Sudan’s embassy.

In response to her new charges, Ibrahim insists that her travel documents are legit.

Read the full story here.

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