Articles Tagged 'blasphemy'

Overturned blasphemy conviction of Christian woman blindsides Imran Khan’s Pakistani government

LAHORE, Pakistan — It was already an eventful first 100 days for Prime Minister Imran Khan, the onetime cricket star who broke the mold of Pakistani politics when he took office in August. But as pundits and analysts weigh in on his government’s start, Mr. Khan is facing pressure from an unanticipated source as Islamist groups react with fury to… READ MORE

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from prison. Last week’s Supreme Court ruling sparked violent protests from Islamists and the government agreed to their demand to stop her leaving Pakistan. News of her release led to some confusion, with reports she had been taken to another country.… READ MORE

Pakistan’s High Court Acquits Asia Bibi, Christian Woman On Death Row For Blasphemy

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday announced the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic woman who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy in a case that has divided the South Asian country and sparked international outrage. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar read the ruling from the bench in Islamabad, saying the prosecution “categorically failed to prove its… READ MORE