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Thank you to the many readers who have encouraged us to keep following this story. The persecution of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag continues to capture the world’s attention, arousing outrage. Today, her situation becomes more complicated as she gives birth in prison, where she is already caring for her little son. BBC News Africa has this update.
Sudanese woman facing death for apostasy gives birth
A Sudanese woman awaiting the death penalty for abandoning her religious faith has given birth in jail near the capital, Khartoum, her lawyer has said.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag married a Christian man and was sentenced to hang for apostasy earlier this month after refusing to renounce Christianity.
She is allowed to nurse her baby girl for two years before the sentence is carried out.
Born to a Muslim father, she was convicted by a Sharia court.
Sudan has a majority Muslim population, which is governed by Islamic law.
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