When Meriam gave birth to her baby girl, Maya on Tuesday, it meant her death was imminent but a Sudanese foreign ministry official now says that Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith, is to be freed.
Thousands signed a petition organised by Amnesty International, expressing international outrage over her sentence and her treatment, giving birth while shackled to the floor.
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As a parent and a human being, I’m overjoyed by this news. Finally, Meriam and her husband can celebrate the birth of their precious little girl without the fear of death looming over them.