Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $36,699 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Lawyers confident Asia Bibi will be cleared on appeal of blasphemy charges

Catholic World News - February 04, 2011

Despite threats against their client’s life, lawyers for Asia Bibi believe that the young Pakistani mother will be judged innocent of blasphemy charges when her case is heard by an appeals court.

Having been convicted of blasphemy—in a trial that was widely regarded as unfair—Asia Bibi now faces the death penalty. Islamic militants have denounced any proposal for reconsideration of the verdict, and vowed to kill the woman if she is released from prison.

Nevertheless, lawyers preparing her appeal told the Fides news service that they are “confident in being able to demonstrate that the testimonies, upon which the prosecution's case against Asia is focused, will not stand up and are totally fabricated.” They believe, therefore, “that they can prove the innocence of the woman and obtain her full acquittal.”

The lawyers said that they were confident in the impartiality of the appeals court, regardless of the heavy public pressure from Islamic leaders. They said, however, that Bibi will remain in prison, where she is currently being held in isolation, for her own safety.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($124,788 to go):
$150,000.00 $25,212.05
83% 17%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Church Moves On, Slowly 23 hours ago
Is Cardinal Kasper losing his grip? October 24
The Pope is not the problem October 23
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. October 23
Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal October 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6