ICC Note:According to reports from ICC’s contacts in Pakistan, Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who has been on death row in Pakistan for allegedly committing blasphemy, will have her final Supreme Court hearing heard in October.
This report comes from Bibi’s Supreme Court Advocate whopetitioned Pakistan’s Supreme Court to hear Bibi’s case as soon as possible. Bibi was accused of blasphemy in 2009 after a confrontation with Muslim coworkers. The confrontation took place after the Muslims complained that Bibi had defiled a drinking bowl because she is a Christians. Since her arrest in 2009, her case has been a lightening rod in Pakistan and led to the assassinations of two major government figures. Will Pakistan finally release Bibi after 6 years in prison?
Pakistan (Christian Today) – Asia Bibi, the Christian on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan, will have her final appeal heard by the Supreme Court in the second week of October. The hearing will be Bibi’s last chance to overturn the decision which sentenced her to death in 2010 under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws.
The date for Bibi’s return to court was confirmed to International Christian Concern (ICC) and is the final legal avenue available to avoid execution.Advocate Said-ul-Malook, Bibi’s lawyer, told the persecution charity ICC: “I will appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan and argue her case while she will remain in prison.”I hope the result will be an acquittal.”The case stems from a dispute that took place between Bibi and a group of Muslim women in June 2009. An argument allegedly erupted after Bibi, who says the Islamic women considered her unclean because of her Christian faith, drank from the same water bowl as them.…
Pray that Asia Bibi will get justice and be released!