Pakistan: Death Sentence Upheld

Member of Christian community holds placard during rally to condemn suicide attack on church in Pakistan.

A five-year court odyssey for a Pakistani Christian mother of five will continue after an appeals court in Lahore, Pakistan, on Oct. 16 upheld a death sentence for “blasphemy.” Asia Bibi, 45, has been imprisoned since 2009 while appealing her conviction. Accused by co-workers after a dispute over a communal water source, she was convicted under Pakistan’s infamous blasphemy laws. The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement, which defended Bibi, said it will submit a final appeal to Pakistan’s Supreme Court, noting this process “could last a number of years.” A statement from the group described the decision as biased, adding that the center’s team “is very much [disheartened] and we are worried about the other cases of blasphemy which are under proceeding in the different courts of Punjab.”

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William Atkinson
3 years 7 months ago
The shades of Inquizition, imposed by radical political predjudiced bigoted powerful, sometimes sainted magisterium of the Holy Roman empire over thousand years of rule in the European, North African countries where millions were put to death after and for similar crimes. It's a horror story that was set in world precedence by these Roman emperors and church magisterium that still is not condemned by the worlds people and that example used again and again by over zealous righteous rulers to impose their horrifying rule in the name of their god or gods over others.
Arthur King
3 years 6 months ago
Would you please give some examples with sources and, if possible, Internet links. Thank you.

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