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Final death penalty appeal for Asia Bibi will be heard by Supreme Court judges

An Image of Ashiq Masih and his daughter at Lancaster University has been taken down in the interest of their safety. After repeated rejection on Monday 8 October 2018 the long awaited final appeal to prevent the execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, will be heard at Pakistan's Supreme Court by a special three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in conjunction with Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel. Her husband, Ashiq Masih, and oldest daughter Eisham who spoke at an event organized by Aid to the Church in Need at the Catholic Chaplaincy of Lancaster University on 4 October said that...

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Concerns about the onset of dementia for Asia Bibi leads to 21km run to raise awareness of her plight

To raise the plight of Asia Bibi and millions of other Christians faced with either deep set discrimination or severe persecution in Pakistan, a team of international humanitarian leaders from the community converged in Zurich to plan how to get the nation of Switzerland aware.  In attendance were key figures from around the globe including Sarwar Bhatti from Italy representing All Pakistani Christian League, Advocate JJ George from France representing Pakistan Orient Christian Organisation, Samson Javed and Dr Akhtar Injeeli representing Pakistan Christian Press Club,  Gulbaz Fazal from Holland, representing Overseas Pakistani Christian ...

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Asia Bibi Supreme Court appeal to be given trial date soon!

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday announced that the Supreme Court will hear Asia Bibi's appeal against her blasphemy case soon.  He also  gave an order for a restoration of full security provisions to Asia Bibi's counsel Advocate Said Ul-Malook Justice Nisar directed the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IG), Capt. (R) Arif Nawaz Khan, to restore the provision of police security to  Saif Ul-Malook. In his remarks, Justice Nisar explained that he personally knows Saif  Ul-Malook and stated that he believes that his requests for additional protective security protocol are legitima...

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EU Commission betrays bravery of Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christians again were left in a quandary by the 'European Union Special Envoy on Human Rights outside the EU' after having heir hopes raised and then dashed by a resolution that linked continued favoured tariff-free trade status, to Asia Bibi's release and meeting the 27 UN human rights conditions originally set prior to acceptance on the scheme. BPCA is embarrassed that we believed this report that appeared on Special Envoy Jan Figel's official website (click here) and praised Europe for their efforts in tackling Pakistan's poor human rights record (click here), which seem to be rather an engagement in real politick at the expense of ...

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Asia's sacrifice will be Pakistan's gain - but what a cost!

A nomination for the Sakharov Prize for a woman who simply chose to stand up for her faith in the increasingly Islamist nation of Pakistan has ignited hope amongst beleaguered Christians living there. Asia Bibi Pakistan's first woman to be given a death sentence under the nations draconian blasphemy laws is the first nominee of six named on the European Parliaments lists which can be accessed  Read More

Asia Bibi Pakistan's most famous blasphemy law victim nominated for Sakharov Award

Asia Bibi, an illiterate, disenfranchised and innocent Christian woman who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy and has spent the last 8 years in a Pakistani jail since 200, has been nominated for the European Union’s high-status award edition 2017 of the prestigious "Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought". The Prize is a positive initiative of the EU Parliament and is awarded to individuals or groups battling to defend fundamental human rights. Among this year's nominees are: Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic, a Guatemalan human rights campaigner, Selahattin Demirtas e Figen Yuksekdag, co-presidents of the Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP...

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Terrorist who attempted to kill Christians at a Church on Easter has been pardoned for being too brainy for prison.

A medical student who openly confessed to having joined IS in Syria after being thwarted by Pakistani security during an attempted suicide attack on a church on Easter Day, has been set free. In a public statement on Samaa TV Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Noreen Laghari was not a terrorist but was about to become one when she was saved by security forces (click here).  During his press conference  the spokesperson for Pakistan's armed forces said that she had been saved well before her kam umar (immature) mind was brainwashed by militants. "So should we treat Noreen like a terrorist or release her so that she...

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Asia Bibi Supreme Court appeal fast-track revoked! Young Muslim medic turned terrorist may yet be exonerated of attempting to blow up church.

In what is now being referred to as Pakistan's version of the 'Barrabas exchange' two women are caught up in attempts to prevent their death by hanging for alleged criminal offences. On one side we have Asia Noreen Bibi (51 years) a berry-picker from the rural village of Ittanwali  who in 2010 was accused of blasphemy after she drank water from a public well using the wrong cup.  The cup she used was for use by Muslims only but Asia was not aware of this and after taking a drink, offered water from the same well to Muslim co-workers. The women spat at Asia Bibi, berated her and shouted abuse at her going as far as insulting Jesus her ...

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Birmingham Christians call for Freedom for Asia Bibi at Pakistani Consulate

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham to call for freedom for Asia Bibi, Pakistan's long suffering and most famous blasphemy law victim. The protest was organised by Pastor Ajmal Chaughtai and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) and called on Christians of all diversities to join poor Asia's cause. Christians arrived to the protest from as far afield as Nottingham to show solidarity for Asia and many other persecuted Pakistani Christians. The peaceful protest was opened up with a prayer of reflection on the ongoing persecution in Pakistan. Then demonstrated for freedom for Asia Bibi ...

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Christians of Manchester demand freedom for Asia bibi at Pakistan Consulate

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Pakistani Consulate in Manchester to call for freedom for Asia Bibi, Pakistan's long suffering and most famous blasphemy law victim. The protest was organised by Nelson Catholic Christians and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) and called on Christians of all diversities to join the poor Asia's cause.   Christians arrived to the protest form as far afield as Huddersfield to show solidarity for Asia and many other persecuted Pakistani Christians.  At least 4 of the protesters were from the Polish community who read about Asia's plight on the BPCA website and d...

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