Asia Bibi death sentence suspended for now, pending appeal

This morning, Asia Bibi‘s death sentence for “blasphemy” was stayed by the Supreme Court in Pakistan, pending a hearing for her appeal.


A widely shared photograph of Asia Bibi, from before she was jailed and sentenced to death for "blasphemy" in Pakistan

A widely shared photograph of Asia Bibi, from before she was jailed and sentenced to death for “blasphemy” in Pakistan

This is good news, and a positive step. Though it’s not the end of the road!

Asia Bibi remains in jail after six long years (five of those facing possible death by hanging).

It will be months before the appeal is heard (but after today’s ruling it will now be heard.

Dozens of others remain on death row in Pakistan and thousands more charged with “blasphemy”. We must end blasphemy laws! But there is at least now hope for Asia Bibi’s release. She must be pardoned, freed, and given high-security passage, so she can get to safety!

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Date Posted: July 22, 2015
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