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  • Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned

    Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/pakista...case-1.4125333

    Pakistan delays ruling on blasphemy death sentence case
    Kathy Gannon, The Associated Press
    Published Monday, October 8, 2018 9:46AM EDT
    Last Updated Monday, October 8, 2018 10:47AM EDT

    ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam.

    The judicial panel listened to Asia Bibi's defence lawyer challenge statements by those who accused her of insulting Islam's prophet, an allegation punishable by death that can incite riots in conservative Pakistan...

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    Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/31/asia/...ntl/index.html

    Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned
    By Sophia Saifi and James Griffiths, CNN
    Updated 11:43 AM ET, Wed October 31, 2018
    Pakistani Christian on death row acquitted

    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)Pakistan's Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost eight years on blasphemy charges.
    Asia Bibi, a mother of five from Punjab province, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to hang after she was accused of defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed during an argument the year before with Muslim colleagues.
    The workers had refused to drink from a bucket of water Asia Bibi had touched because she was not Muslim. At the time, Asia Bibi said the case was a matter of women who didn't like her "taking revenge."
    She won her appeal against the conviction and subsequent death sentence on Wednesday...

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