Condemned Christian woman to take blasphemy case to top Pakistani court

Source: CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — A Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans to take her case to the country’s highest court after a high court last week rejected her appeal, her attorney says.

Asia Bibi, a mother of five from Punjab province, was accused of defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed during a 2009 argument with Muslim fellow field workers.

The workers had refused to drink from a bucket of water she had touched because she was not Muslim.

In November 2010, a Pakistani district court found Bibi guilty of blasphemy. The offense is punishable by death or life imprisonment, according to Pakistan’s penal code, and Bibi was sentenced to hang.

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3 replies

  1. It is the bad law at the root of the problem. The court cannot do anything, unless the defending lawyer finds some other way out of the problem.
    It is a notorious law and must be rescinded. The enacted blasphemy law has nothing to do with Islam.
    Many poor Muslims and non-Muslims are suffering due to this law (which was formulated by Tahir ul Qadri sahib) and the time of the courts is being wasted in useless matters.

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