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Sunday, February 10th, 2019

 

On Oct. 31, the Supreme Court set aside the conviction and acquitted her.

Asia Bibi free to leave Pakistan after court dismisses challenge to her acquittal

Asia Bibi brings out the crowdl

by: Bob Smietana, Jan 29, 2019 LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court has dismissed a petition by Islamists to overturn the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman previously convicted of blasphemy, freeing her to leave the country and join her daughters in Canada. In the ruling Tuesday (Jan. 29), Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the petitioners led by a village cleric failed to point out any mistake in the court’s October 2018 judgment exonerating Bibi. Instead, the chief justice pointed out discrepancies in testimony by the opposingRead More