Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pakistan Upholds Death Penalty of Christian Woman

Another "slice of life" look at Pakistan.


Court upholds death penalty of Aasia Bibi


Published: October 16, 2014

Protesters hold up placards while demanding the release of Asia Bibi at a rally in Lahore November 21, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: A court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a Christian women convicted of blasphemy four years ago, as her lawyers vowed to appeal.

Aasia Bibi, a mother of five, has been on death row since November 2010 after she was found guilty of allegedly making derogatory remarks about Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) during an argument with a Muslim woman.

“A two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court dismissed the appeal of Asia Bibi but we will file an appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” her lawyer Shakir Chaudhry told AFP.

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