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Husband Of Death Sentence Woman Visits Baby
The husband of a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy - marrying outside her Islamic faith - has been talking about his newborn baby daughter.
Daniel Wani said his wife, Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, and the couple's two children - who are with their mother in a woman's prison - are holding up well.
"As for the new situation, her (Mariam's) psychological condition seems to be slightly better and Martin (her son) is also in good condition and is not naughty as was the case before. And the girl, of course she is still small, she's in good health."
Ms Ibrahim was charged with apostasy earlier this month, as well as with adultery for marrying a Christian man.
Muslim women in Sudan are forbidden from marrying out of their faith, therefore the 27-year-old's marriage is considered to be invalid and she is committing adultery.
Human rights group Amnesty International says Ms Ibrahim was born to a Christian mother and a Muslim father.
As her father was away during her childhood, she was brought up as an Orthodox Christian - she subsequently refused to renounce her Christian faith in court.
Mr Wani is asking for the case to be reviewed.
"I hope they will take another look at the case - they will find many flaws, enough to cancel the judgment or close the case," he said.
Ms Ibrahim's lawyer, Muhannad Mustafa al-Nour, said that, in accordance with Sharia law, Ms Ibrahim would be allowed to breastfeed her baby for the first two years of its life.
"With the birth last night, the authorities will start counting two years of breastfeeding ... After that, she will be sentenced according to the previous judgment.
"But we have an appeal submitted to a higher level court and might go further to higher courts also.
"So we are hoping that the appeal leads to her release. Even if we fail in that, she will not be executed unless all the court levels have their last word," Mr al-Nour said.
Western embassies and Sudanese activists have sharply condemned the case and called on the Sudanese Islamist-led government to respect freedom of faith.
In 2010, Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, said the country would adopt a fully Islamic constitution following the secession of the south.