Posts Tagged ‘Blasphemy laws’

Blasphemy laws should be repealed

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Religious freedom advocates are calling for an end to blasphemy laws across the globe. “Blasphemy laws are a way for governments to deny their citizens – and particularly those of minority religions – the basic human rights to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression,” the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Read more

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