Published on 22 July 2015 in Blasphemy news
This morning, Asia Bibi‘s death sentence for “blasphemy” was stayed by the Supreme Court in Pakistan, pending a hearing for her appeal.
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!