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Over one million people word wide have called for the release of a Sudanese Christian woman who has been sentenced to death for apostasy.



Calls for Meriam Yehya Ibrahim’s release intensified this week after the 27 year old gave birth in a prison clinic.



Christian and human rights organisations around the world have collected hundreds of thousands of signatures calling for Mrs Ibrahim’s release.



The Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton said Meriam Ibrahim’s case resonated strongly with Christians.



“We have seen a tremendous response in Australia to Meriam’s case,” said Mr Shelton.  “Thousands of people have emailed the Sudanese Ambassador and Australia’s foreign minister calling for Meriam’s release.



“Sudan’s apostasy laws are in contravention of international human rights law.  We are calling on the Sudanese government to immediately release Meriam and to repeal these barbaric apostasy laws.”



Mr Shelton said he had written to both Sudan's Ambassador and Australia's Foreign Minister calling for Meriam Ibrahim's release.



Meriam Yahya Ibrahim has been sentenced to death by hanging for the alleged crime of apostasy.  She has also be sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery after a Sudanese court refused to recognise her marriage to a Christian man.



She is currently imprisoned with her 20 month old son and her newly born daughter Maya.



Her husband, Daniel Wani has said his wife is being denied proper medical treatment.



Nevertheless in an interview with Fox News Mr Wani said his wife would not recant.  “She is not going to convert to Islam,” Mr Wani said.



“They can do whatever they wanna do.  But she’s still a Christian.  And she is a Christian since she was born.”



Mr Wani thanked the international community for rallying to his wife’s defence.  “Put a lot of pressure on the Sudan’s government.



According to Amnesty International, executions for apostasy in Sudan are rare.  They claim that to-date anyone accused of apostasy has recanted.  Meriam Ibrahim is the first alleged apostate to refuse to recant.



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