Doctor on death row: AMA calls on Abbott for help

Dr Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is on death row with her newborn girl and 20-month-old son, according to human rights watchdog Amnesty International. 

It is understood the charge stems from her refusal to renounce Christianity, and follows her marriage in 2011 to a Christian man, US citizen Daniel Wani. 

Dr Ibrahim, 27, has also been sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery. 

AMA president Associate Professor Brian Owler has written to the president of Sudan condemning the sentence and calling for Dr Ibrahim's immediate release. 

"We strongly believe Dr Ibrahim is a prisoner of conscience and her incarceration and sentence is in violation of international human rights," he said.

The AMA joins other international medical organisations including the British Medical Association and the World Medical Association in calling for her release.  

Speaking to MO, British Medical Association president Sir