SC acquits Asia Bibi, orders immediate release

Source: Dawn

The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges after accepting her 2015 appeal against her sentence.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel had reserved its ruling on Asia Bibi’s final legal appeal against execution (Asia Bibi v. The State, etc) on October 8.

The appeal challenged the Lahore High Court’s October 2014 verdict upholding a trial court’s November 2010 decision sentencing Bibi to death for committing blasphemy in 2009.

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Categories: Asia, Pakistan

3 replies

  1. Mashallah. Great news. So there is light of hope at the end of the tunnel. Lon live CJ of supreme court. Allah protect him. Amin.

  2. I just hope and pray she’ll be safe from the blood-thirsty Mullahs and their ignorant followers, once released from her years of unjust confinement, Insha’Allah.

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