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Pakistan Supreme Court sets date to review Asia Bibi’s acquittal
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Pakistan Supreme Court sets date to review Asia Bibi’s acquittal

Originally published in Persecution.org Pakistan’s Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments regarding a petition to review Asia Bibi’s acquittal on Tuesday January 29. The news has left many Pakistani Christians worried that the court will give into pressure from extremists calling for Bibi to be executed. The […]

Asia Bibi ‘hunted door-to-door’
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Asia Bibi ‘hunted door-to-door’

Originally published in Assist News Supporters appeal for Asia Bibi and her family to be given asylum PAKISTAN (ANS – Nov. 23, 2018) — The family of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy before being acquitted three weeks ago, claim […]

Pakistan: Islamic groups threaten Supreme Court judges ahead of Asia Bibi ruling
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Pakistan: Islamic groups threaten Supreme Court judges ahead of Asia Bibi ruling

Originally published in World Watch Monitor Radical religious groups in Pakistan have called for mass protests and threatened the judges of the country’s Supreme Court in Islamabad ahead of their ruling in the blasphemy case of Christian woman Asia Bibi. The hardline Islamic party, the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), threatened the […]

Asia Bibi marks nine years since arrest for blasphemy in Pakistan
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Asia Bibi marks nine years since arrest for blasphemy in Pakistan

Originally published in Persecution.org Yesterday (June 19 2018) marked the ninth anniversary of the arrest of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly committing blasphemy in Pakistan. The case against Bibi remains the highest-profile blasphemy case in Pakistan and has claimed the lives of several prominent Pakistani […]