The first photos of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim’s daughter, Maya, to whom she gave birth in the hospital wing of the Federal Women’s Prison in Omdurman, Sudan on Tuesday, May 27, have been released. The baby, reported healthy, could be a United States citizen, pending confirmation that Daniel Wani, Meriam’s husband and the alleged father of the child, is, in fact, a United States citizen. Meriam was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by a Public Order Court in Khartoum on charges of adultery and apostasy on May 15, 2014. Learn everything you need to know regarding Meriam’s case here.
05/29/2014 Sudan (Christian Post) – First photos of the baby daughter of the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man emerged this week.
Meriam Ibrahim delivered baby Maya in the Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison in North Khartoum on May 27.
Ibrahim is to be hanged when her daughter is two years old.
On May 15, Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for marrying a Christian, Daniel Wani, and refusing to renounce her faith. Although she was raised by an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother, Ibrahim is considered Muslim because her estranged father was of Islamic faith.
Wani is a biochemical engineer living in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is currently in Sudan fighting for the release of his wife and 20-month-old son, Martin, who is being held in prison.
The father was able to visit his wife and two children yesterday, and photos were captured of the hours-old child. Ibrahim’s attorney said that the new baby has brought the family great joy.
“This is a special moment for them. Daniel is delighted that he is able to see his new daughter so soon,” Mohaned Mustafa Elnour told the Daily Mail.
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