Campaign created by Eloisa BalestraGrant the immediate release of Asia Bibi from prison in Pakistan and the dismissal of her blasphemy conviction and death sentence!
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Too often, in Pakistan many Christians and other religious minorities because of the blasphemy law, supported by Islamic fundamentalists, are arrested and sentenced to death for false and spurious grounds. This law is only an abuse of power to persecute those who are not of the Muslim faith. Asia Bibi was found guilty of making derogatory comments about the Prophet Muhammad during an argument with a Muslim woman.
The Lahore High Court rejected her appeal against the sentence passed by a lower court. Her lawyers have vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court. Ms Bibi consistently denied the allegations against her, saying they stemmed from an argument with a group of women over a pot of water.
Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan. Critics argue that blasphemy laws are frequently misused to settle personal scores and that members of minority groups are often unfairly targeted.