Pressure On Pakistan To Repeal Blasphemy Laws

Release International calls for Asia Bibi’s acquittal and petitions for the repeal of the notorious blasphemy laws, which stir up persecution.

Source: Pressure On Pakistan To Repeal Blasphemy Laws

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, Release International is pressing for Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws to be repealed.

Asia Bibi has been described as Pakistan’s highest profile prisoner. She’s been on death row since 2009 accused of blasphemy. Pakistan’s Supreme Court is to hear her final appeal in October.

The farm labourer became the first woman in the country to be sentenced to death for blasphemy after a row with other labourers. Her Muslim co-workers refused to drink water she had brought for them because as a Christian they considered her to be unclean.

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