By Leah Marianne Klett
A Sudanese woman imprisoned and sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has given birth to a girl in prison.
Lawyers reveal that Meriam Yehya Ibrahim delivered her baby earlier this week at a women’s prison in Khartoum. One of her attorneys, Mohamed Abdelnabi, revealed that the baby is healthy and will be named Maya.
“She’s fine, and Meriam as well,” Abdelnabi told Fox News.
Ibrahim was convicted of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith, about two weeks ago while she was eight months pregnant. She, along with her 20 month old son, was confined in a Sudanese woman’s prison. In addition to the death sentence, the court convicted Ibrahim of adultery and sentenced her to 100 lashes.
Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, was not allowed to be present at the birth. He is wheelchair bound and relies on his wife for his everyday needs. Wani has expressed deep concern for his wife and young children, saying he “is just praying” for their release.