Asia Bibi

Pakistan's highest court overturned Christian woman Asia Bibi's blasphemy conviction and ordered her release, but she had remained incarcerated as the government agreed to allow a review following Islamist protests over a bitterly divisive case

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.

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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.

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political party hold placards as they march during a protest in Rawalpindi on October 12, 2018, demanding for hanging to a blasphemy convict Christian woman Asia Bibi, who is on death row. - Religious hardliners in Pakistan on October 10 threatened judges …

D’Souza: If America Does Not Speak Up, Asia Bibi Has No Chance of Surviving in Pakistan

Asia Bibi — the Christian mother of five sentenced to death nearly a decade ago under Pakistan’s arcane blasphemy laws — is, in effect, still facing a sentence, despite the Supreme Court of Pakistan overturning her actual death sentence on October 31, acquitting her of all charges, and authorizing her immediate release.

Supporters of Pakistani radical religious Tehreek-e-Labbaik party protest against a Christian woman Asia Bibi, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Supporters from an extremist Islamist party have rallied to pressure judges to uphold a death sentence for a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. Banner reads, " O prophet of …

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.

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, a hardline religious party, march during a protest in Lahore on October 19, 2018, demanding for hanging to a blasphemy convict Christian woman Asia Bibi, who is on death row. - The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother who faces becoming the first …

Netherlands Cuts Pakistan Visa Services amid Islamist Threats over Asia Bibi

The Dutch embassy in Pakistan temporarily halted visa services on Monday “due to circumstances beyond [their] control” shortly after the attorney representing Christian blasphemy law victim Asia Bibi suggested Bibi and her family were seeking asylum in the European country.

The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan Wednesday after nearly a decade on death row, is “living in straight terror” and seeking a Western country to grant expedited asylum in the face of violent protests calling for her death, the chairman of a charity …

Voices in West Demand Asylum for Asia Bibi

Christian leaders, politicians, and activists in the West are urging their home countries and the international community to find a way to grant asylum to Asia Bibi, a follower of Christ under threat in Pakistan after the country’s supreme court overturned a death penalty verdict over blasphemy allegations.

The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan Wednesday after nearly a decade on death row, is “living in straight terror” and seeking a Western country to grant expedited asylum in the face of violent protests calling for her death, the chairman of a charity …

Pakistan: Government Confirms Review of Travel Ban for Asia Bibi

Pakistan’s federal government confirmed on Tuesday it had begun the bureaucratic process to place Asia Bibi, a Christian mother recently acquitted of blasphemy, on a travel ban list, leaving her vulnerable to murder by violent Islamist mobs.

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political party, chant slogans during a protest on the blocked Faizabad bridge following the Supreme Court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi, in Islamabad on November 1, 2018. - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan hit out at religious hardliners and …

Pakistan Caves to Islamist Mob, Agrees to Prevent Asia Bibi from Leaving Country

The government of Pakistan promised the radical Islamist Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party this weekend it would begin a legal process to prevent Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of four acquitted of blasphemy last week, from leaving the country, a move almost certainly ensuring her death at the hands of a violent mob.