Asia Bibi to have her day in Pakistan’s Supreme Court

August 24, 2016 by  
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Pakistan, August 24, 2016: A woman sentenced to death under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws is due to have her appeal heard in the country’s Supreme Court in mid-October.

Asia Bibi has been incarcerated since June 2009 after a local imam made blasphemy allegations against her, reports the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA).

Before being sent to prison Bibi was gang raped over the blasphemy allegations and her children targeted said the BPCA in a statement.

“Asia Bibi has suffered the injustice of five years imprisonment for a made up crime,” said Wilson Chowdhry, the BPCA chairman.

“A cultural faux pas and innocuous comment made while being attacked, led to her being raped her children sexually molested and her arrest under the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan for good measure,” he said.

A pre-trial Supreme Court hearing on 22nd July 2015 suspended Bibi’s death sentence permitting an appeal.

– ucan

Pakistan, August 24, 2016: A woman sentenced to death under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws is due to have her appeal heard in the country’s Supreme Court in mid-October.

Asia Bibi has been incarcerated since June 2009 after a local imam made blasphemy allegations against her, reports the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA).

Before being sent to prison Bibi was gang raped over the blasphemy allegations and her children targeted said the BPCA in a statement.

“Asia Bibi has suffered the injustice of five years imprisonment for a made up crime,” said Wilson Chowdhry, the BPCA chairman.

“A cultural faux pas and innocuous comment made while being attacked, led to her being raped her children sexually molested and her arrest under the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan for good measure,” he said.

A pre-trial Supreme Court hearing on 22nd July 2015 suspended Bibi’s death sentence permitting an appeal.

– ucan

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