Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death for marrying a Christian and refusing to convert to Islam
A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for “apostasy” after marrying a Christian and refusing to denounce the faith gave birth in prison Tuesday morning.
Lawyers for Meriam Ibrahim, 27, told the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph that the mother of two wasn’t taken to a hospital or allowed to see her husband, who has been waiting outside of the prison.
Ibrahim was sentenced to death May 15 for apostasy and adultery by a Sudanese court. She will be allowed to live and nurse her child, named Maya, for two years before she is put to death. Her 20-month old child Martin is in prison with her, too.
World leaders and human rights organizations have spoken out to stop the execution.
Meriam Yahya Ibrahim’s death sentence is abhorrent. Sudan should stop threatening religious freedom and fundamental human rights.—
Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 24, 2014
An Amnesty International petition to override the sentencing has been signed by more than 660,000 people thus far.
Now that Ibrahim has given birth, the Telegraph reports, she is subject to 100 lashes for adultery.