Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy 'gives birth in jail'

A general view taken on May 15, 2014 shows St. Matthew's Catholic Cathedral near the Sudanese capital KhartoumA Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said Tuesday. They didn’t allow me to go in and see,” Daniel Wani told AFP. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27, is being held at a women’s prison in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman. Born to a Muslim father, she was convicted under the Islamic sharia law that has been in force in Sudan since 1983 and outlaws conversions on pain of death.

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