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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 Supreme Court Frees Blasphemy Law Victim Asia Bibi Again

Pakistan’s Supreme Court dismissed a final petition to appeal the liberation of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death on what the court found were false charges of blasphemy against Islam, on Tuesday, technically setting Bibi free after nearly a decade in prison.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

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.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

China, Pakistan Lead State Department List of Religious Persecutors

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the 2018 list of Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 on Tuesday, listing China, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia at the top of the list of the world’s worst abusers of religious rights.

protesters demand the release of Asia Bibi at a Karachi rally, November 25, 2010/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan Takes Radical Islamists into ‘Protective Custody’ After Asia Bibi Riots

Pakistani law enforcement took the leader of the country’s hardline Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist party and dozens of supporters into “protective custody” this weekend. The group orchestrated violent riots in the wake of Christian mother Asia Bibi’s acquittal over allegedly insulting Muhammad.

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail: lawyer

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.

IMF says Pakistan has not approached fund for deal

Delingpole: Trump Should Offer Asylum to Asia Bibi

Like many people in this age of weaponized migration, I’m increasingly wary of asylum claims. But if anyone deserved rescuing by the benign and civilized West from a foreign hellhole it’s Asia Bibi.

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