Sudanese woman ordered to hang for conversion gives birth

Meriam and husband

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth in jail, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday, reports AFP in The Sydney Morning Herald.

'She gave birth to a girl today,' said the diplomat, who is familiar with the case of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27. 'The mother and the baby seem to be doing OK,' said the diplomat who asked for anonymity.

But he said: 'It's a cruel treatment to be in such a situation.'

The case of Ishag has sparked global outrage since a Khartoum-area court sentenced her to death on May 15.

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