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  • Pakistan may review Bibi acquittal, forbids travel

    November 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pakistan may review Bibi acquittal, forbids travel

    Christian mother Asia Bibi’s freedom is once again in jeopardy, just days after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted her of blasphemy and freed her from death row. The government is allowing her detractors to request a review of the Oct. 31 acquittal and are forbidding Bibi to flee the country, The Guardian reported Nov. 2.

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  • Asia Bibi freed, conviction overturned

    November 1 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asia Bibi freed, conviction overturned

    Christian mother Asia Bibi was released Oct. 31 from Pakistan’s death row after the nation’s Supreme Court reversed her 2010 conviction of blasphemy. Religious liberty advocates globally expressed jubilation and pleas that Pakistan’s military protect Bibi. Meanwhile, Muslim extremists reportedly began burning tires in the streets. Pakistan issued a heightened security alert hours in advance of the announcement …

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  • ‘Security’ only reason for Asia Bibi verdict delay

    October 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Security’ only reason for Asia Bibi verdict delay

    Security is the only reason Pakistan’s Supreme Court is delaying its ruling in an Oct. 8 appeal of Christian mother Asia Bibi’s blasphemy conviction, a religious liberty expert told Baptist Press. “There’s only one reason, security,” said Shaheryar Gill, senior litigation counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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  • Christian mother’s life in hands of Pakistani court

    October 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian mother’s life in hands of Pakistani court

    Christian mother Asia Bibi only offered a Muslim coworker a drink of water. Subsequently convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2010, Bibi awaits the result of her final court appeal heard Oct. 8. The coworker said Bibi’s Christianity made the water ceremonially unclean, setting off a chain of false accusations …

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  • Death sentence upheld for Pakistani mother

    October 20 2014 by Staff of Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Death sentence upheld for Pakistani mother

    In spite of protests within Pakistan and abroad against the country’s blasphemy laws, the Lahore High Court upheld Oct. 16 the death sentence for a Christian mother, Aasiya Noreen, accused of insulting Islam’s prophet Muhammad.

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