Pakistan: death threats for defenders of Christian woman jailed for blasphemy
Catholic World News - January 09, 2012
A lawyer for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani woman who faces a death sentence after a highly questionable blasphemy conviction, faces death threats from Islamic militants.
Human-rights activists are backing the appeal of Bibi's conviction, but they too are being threatened by Muslim extremists. Defenders of the imprisoned woman are trying to avoid publicity about the appeal, to minimize the likelihood of new violence.
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