Pakistan under pressure to revoke death sentence on young mother for 'blasphemy'
Catholic World News - November 15, 2010
Christian leaders and human-rights activists are mounting a campaign to repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy law, after a young Christian mother was sentenced to death for defending her faith.
Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother of 5 children, was sentenced to die for supposed offenses against Islam. In fact, her “offense” was defending herself against Muslim co-workers who said that Christianity is a false religion. By claiming that Christianity is true, she allegedly insulted Islam.
The AsiaNews service has launched a worldwide petition campaign, seeking the revocation of the death sentence in the Bibi case. To register support for this campaign, send an email to:
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