Woman Forced to Give Birth in Jail Seeks Refugee at US Embassy

Mariam Ibrahim is off death row after being accused of converting to Christianity.
3:05 | 06/27/14

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-- -- -- My mother forced to give birth and -- because of her religion finally holding her child. And now seeking refuge at the US embassy right now the international. -- Sudan hello everyone I'm Michelle. Miriam Abraham -- sentenced to death charged with converting to christianity. But now she's off of death row and seeking refuge in the US embassy. Miriam was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother that makes her a Muslim by Sudanese law. But she says she was raised a Christian she was then accused of a -- see after -- a Christian man. And forced to go to jail eight months pregnant. She gave birth there. And now has been temporarily released. -- tried to get onto a plane for the US but was stopped and is now living at the US embassy in Khartoum. BBC spoke with -- right after her release BBC correspondent cure -- Riordan has this report. This is the police station in Khartoum where Mary -- -- him was detained. The Sudanese woman who was released from death row on Monday was arrested at -- Acer at the capsule -- airport. She and her husband were trying to leave the country for the United States. Traveling on a -- to Denny's emergency travel documents. Officials say the 27 year old it should have used up passports from sedan. They have now charged her with forgery and accuse her of providing false information. She has now been freed from detention. After a guarantor provided assurances. That -- it bring him with reports to judicial authorities has and a -- requires. Married to a US citizen. -- and her funny went straight to the US embassy to seek refuge in a weren't exclusive interview she spoke to the BBC outside the embassy. And reacted to being -- the death penalty. And in my life this innocent and numbness. I'd like to thank the Sudanese people and Sudanese police I'm really grateful to all of them. I'd like to thank guys who stood beside me this. Do you consider yourself a Christian. No time he was in -- it was also the -- which -- me. What is your plan now. I'll related to -- I didn't even had a chance to see my family -- -- -- has prison so. For the woman who escaped the death sentence over allegations of renouncing Islam and marrying Cristi none the journey isn't over yes. Her future is still unknown. For now all the international community can do is look on cure -- -- BBC news. And you can keep up with this story in real time by downloading the ABC news happens starring this story for exclusive updates on the go. You've been watching international hot spot I'm Michelle Franzen in New York.

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