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Asia Bibi leaves Pakistan for Canada

Asia Bibi and her husband had been in protective custody since she was freed from prison in October, and there were fears for her health and safety.

2019.05.09.

Pakistan Supreme Court rejects appeal and confirms freedom for Asia Bibi

After the latest verdict was announced, special security measures were put in place, with rangers and police forces deployed to enforce public order in the capital, Islamabad.

2019.01.31.

Buildings start turning red in solidarity with persecuted Christians

Rialto Bridge and waters of the Grand Canal in Venice bathed in crimson to draw attention to the discrimination that Christians like Asia Bibi suffer in many parts of the world.

2018.11.21.

Prayer vigil today at Pakistan’s Dublin Embassy for Asia Bibi

The Church in Chains group has organised the vigil to highlight the “dreadful injustice” to Asia Bibi who is “still effectively a prisoner”, and that her life and that of her family are “in grave danger”.

2018.11.14.

Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy charges in Pakistan

“We thank God very much that he’s heard our prayers – and the prayers of so many people who have longed for Asia Bibi’s release over all these years of suffering and anguish.”

2018.11.01.

Verdict in Asia Bibi’s appeal deferred until next week

Pakistani Christian mother has been locked up in solitary confinement since 2010 after she was condemned to death under the country’s draconian blasphemy laws.

2018.10.09.

Go2Mass for those who can’t – ACN organises international solidarity campaign

ACN is running a Go2Mass campaign where Catholics go to an extra Mass to pray for one of the 200 million Christians who are facing the threat of persecution or even death for their faith.

2018.09.22.

Pope lends solidarity to those persecuted for their faith

Meeting between Pontiff and the husband and daughter of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy, as well as Nigerian Rebecca Bitrus, who escaped from Boko Haram after two years in captivity.

2018.02.27.

Pope recalls St Stephen’s martyrdom as he prays for persecuted Christians

“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”

2016.12.27.

Asia Bibi’s Supreme Court appeal date set

Human rights groups believe Pakistan's blasphemy laws are often used to discriminate against religious minorities, such as the country's estimated three million Christians.

2016.08.27.

Asia Bibi to appeal

Pakistan Supreme Court gives condemned woman leave to appeal. International pressure led to decision, says British Pakistani Christian Association. "Asia will have to spend more time in jail, but her freedom is now a real possibility."

2015.07.23.

570,000 people call for justice for Asia Bibi

Online petition calls for the release of mother-of-five who was condemned to death in Pakistan in 2010 after she was convicted of blasphemy.

2015.03.27.

Call for Asia Bibi’s safety to be guaranteed

Christian Solidarity Worldwide highlights "spurious grounds of her case, unfair trial proceedings and unjustified solitary confinement she has endured in jail."

2014.10.18.

Court rejects Asia Bibi’s appeal: upholds death sentence

"Justice is increasingly in the hands of the extremists" Pakistani lawyer warns.

2014.10.17.

Appeal for Pakistani Christian opens today

Asia Bibi unjustly accused and sentenced to death for blasphemy.

2014.03.26.
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