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Pakistani woman's appeal on blasphemy charge postponed once again

Catholic World News - April 14, 2014

For the 4th time in the past two months, a court in Pakistan has postponed a hearing on the appeal of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who was convicted of unsupported blasphemy charges.

The High Court in Lahore announced on April 14 that the hearing scheduled for that day would be held over until “a date to be defined.” Naeem Shakir, the lawyer for the accused woman, complained that there was “no plausible reason” for the continual postponements.

Asia Bibi has been jailed since 2009, when neighbors charged that she had made disrespectful statements about the prophet Muhammad. While no substantial evidence has been presented against her, Islamic militants have issued threats against anyone who would set her free.

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