Tag: blasphemy law

Pakastani Christians granted asylyum after release from death row

Originally published in Eternity News This week, a Pakistani Christian couple, who had been on death row for seven years on false blasphemy charges, has safely arrived in Europe*. The Lahore High Court had overturned their death sentence in early June. A session court had sentenced Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel to death by hanging in 2014. The parents of four faced death threats after the news of their acquittal broke.   “We are delighted that Shagufta and Shafqat […]

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

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 […]