Top Pakistani Court Upholds Acquittal, Frees Christian Woman

"I am really grateful to everybody, now after nine years it is confirmed that I am free and I will be going to hug my daughters," Aasia Bibi's friend quoted her as saying as she heard from her secret location the court's verdict that her acquittal was upheld. She had been facing the death penalty for an accusation from 2009 of blasphemy against Islam's prophet. Canada has granted her asylum, and her daughters wait for her there..

By Published on January 29, 2019

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