Asia Bibi fearful of violence even if death sentence is lifted
Catholic World News - November 29, 2010
Asia Bibi, the Pakistani woman who faces a death sentence on a blasphemy conviction, fears that her life will be in danger even if she receives a pardon. She worries that her family, too, may be in jeopardy.
Militant Muslims have threatened violent action if the Pakistani government does not carry out the execution of the young mother. The Taliban has announced that it will oppose a presidential pardon.
After investigating the case, Pakistan's minister for minority affairs has issued a report siding with local Christians, who said that the conviction was clearly unjust.
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