A mum condemned to death in Sudan has given birth to a baby daughter in a squalid jail.
 
Meriam Ibrahim is in prison, shackled to the floor, after refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam.
 
Meriam has been in prison since February along with her 20-month-old son Martin, and now her newborn daughter.
 
She was sentenced to death earlier in May after being found guilty of converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, U.S. citizen Daniel Wani.
 
Meriam gave birth to a daughter yesterday, five days ahead of her due date.
 
The woman, who is a doctor, has said she would rather die than renounce her faith, adding that she could not pretend to believe in something that she didn't just to spare her life.
 
Sudan is ruled by Sharia law - which bans citizens from converting from Islam to a different religion.
 
The judge in her case said she would be spared death if she publicly renounced her faith and became a Muslim again, but Meriam refused.
 
Her husband Daniel has said his wife with being “very, very strong” throughout the ordeal.
 
“When they sentenced her to death I broke down and tears were streaming down my eyes,” he added.
 
The mum-of-two is due to face 100 lashes before being put to death by hanging in the next two years.
 
Her lawyer is currently appealing the case and a petition asking for the release of Meriam has reached over 600,000 signatures.
 
A truly harrowing story.
 

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