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Acquittal would not end danger for Pakistani woman condemned for blasphemy

Catholic World News - January 25, 2012

As a Pakistani Christian woman awaits a court date for her appeal of a blasphemy charge, her supporters fear that even if her conviction is overturned, her life will remain in danger because of Islamic extremism.

Asia Bibi, who faces the death sentence after her conviction on a highly questionable charge, could win her court appeal, supporters believe. The man who testified against her is said to have revised his testimony, weakening an already shaky case for the prosecution.

However, Islamic groups have vowed that Asia Bibi must die, and their threats will continue, regardless of the judicial verdict. Christians in Pakistan note that the court system itself has often bowed to Islamic pressure.

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