Posts Tagged ‘Asia Bibi’

Asia Bibi acquitted from death sentence

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman condemned to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, has had her conviction overturned by the Supreme Court in Pakistan. She has now been released from jail. Observers who’ve watched the Bibi’s story unfold over the past eight years say the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision to acquit the mother of five of Read more

Christian mother to be executed for blasphemy

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to the nation’s Supreme Court against the death sentence given to a Christian woman for blasphemy. Last week, the Lahore High Court upheld the sentence handed down in 2010 against Asia Bibi. She is the first Christian woman ever to be given the death sentence in Pakistan. One source Read more

Church tries to dampen down protests over Asia Bibi

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

As international pressure grows for the release of Asia Bibi — a Christian mother of five who faces a death sentence in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy — local Church officials are trying to dampen down protests lest they provoke Islamic extremists. “Instead of making noises, we would prefer to keep quiet and wait for the Read more