Asia Bibi

Pakistan Police Arrest ‘Over 90 Islamists’ After Asia Bibi Acquittal

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reportedly announced the arrest of “over 90” members of Islamic extremist parties to prevent an all-out, nationwide riot against the country’s Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the acquittal of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, on false charges of blasphemy.

Pakistani police officers arrest a man at a protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was facing blasphemy charges, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of Bibi. Radical Islamists protesters were stymied by sweeping arrests and …

Pakistan Sets Date for Asia Bibi’s Blasphemy Case Appeal

Pakistan’s supreme court is expected to decide on January 29 whether or not to hear an appeal against Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, who was cleared of all charges in October but remains in protective custody in an undisclosed location pending the decision, the lawyer involved in the case revealed Thursday.

Asia Bibi, on death row since 2010 after a blasphemy charge, was acquitted by the Supreme Court on Wednesday and ordered set free, triggering protests by ultra-conservative Islamists who paralysed Pakistan for three days

Pakistan PM Launches Global Campaign Against Blasphemy

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday declared that Islamabad, which the U.S. placed on a special watch list for “severe violations of religious freedom” this year, would spearhead an international campaign against the defamation of religion and make using freedom of speech as a pretext to commit blasphemy a crime.

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