Lawyer expects Asia Bibi’s blasphemy case to be heard by year end

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In October, it was reported that the Supreme Court was likely to hear Aasia [Asia] Bibi’s blasphemy case during the next couple of months. Bibi’s lawyer, Saiful Malook, told The Express Tribune that the court’s additional registrar had conveyed to him that the case was likely to be fixed for hearing in November. However, if for some reason there was a delay, it would definitely be listed in December. “I have been told that currently the Supreme Court’s special …

Persecuted Christians pressured to return to homeland under threat of persecution

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Christian asylum seeker worries for 1 yr. old son born in Thailand – Photo by Voice of the Persecuted (VOP) Bangkok Thailand (Voice of the Persecuted) – Pakistani Christians fleeing persecution face much discrimination receive little help while seeking asylum through the UNHCR. Instead of a reprieve, most are living in horrid conditions with little to no support. They are unable to legally work and therefore unable to shelter or feed themselves or their children. Cries …

ASIA BIBI: Pakistan’s Supreme Court Postpones Appeal Hearing

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(Voice of the Persecuted) We were informed early this morning that the Supreme Court adjourned Asia Bibi’s hearing of the final appeal against her execution. The Christian woman and mother of five, was accused of blasphemy, convicted and sentenced to hang in 2010 after an argument in June 2009 with a Muslim woman over a bowl of water. Bibi and her supporters have always maintained her innocence. The hearing was postponed after Justice Iqbal Hamid-ur-Rehman, refused to be a part of the three-member bench. …

An Urgent Call To Prayer! Asia Bibi’s life hangs in the balance, death sentence appeal to be heard on Thursday

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(Voice of the Persecuted) Asia Bibi is a Christian mother of five and the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death for blasphemy (insulting the Prophet Mohammed). She has been imprisoned and suffering on death row since 2009. For fear she may be assassinated in prison, she is alone in a cell and forced to cook her own meals to prevent poisoning. Pakistan’s Supreme court announced her appeal will take place on Thursday, …

Christian Mom Asia Bibi’s Final Appeal of Death Sentence for Her Faith Set to be Heard in Just Days

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(ACLJ) The Supreme Court of Pakistan is finally scheduled to hear Asia Bibi’s case in just five days. Asia, a Christian mother of five, has been in prison for seven years for allegations of blasphemy, facing execution by hanging. Her co-workers alleged that she blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad’s name. According to Pakistan’s constitution, all laws must be consistent with Sharia, Islamic law. True to its constitution, Pakistan’s penal code punishes any insult to the Islamic …

Child of Persecuted Family is Very Sick—Can You Give Him Hope?

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(Voice of the Persecuted) 10 yr. old John and his Christian family fled severe persecution for their faith in Pakistan to seek refuge and asylum in Thailand. But sadly, they’ve lived in misery, fear and sickness for over two years in a system that’s failing them. They still have another year before their UNHCR case interview, but there is no guarantee this scheduled appointment will take place. It’s common for case reviews to be postponed for another year and often postponed again. …

PAKISTAN: Christian girls kidnapped and raped by Muslims – Human Rights of Minorities Still Unprotected

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(Voice of the Persecuted) Two Christian girls were kidnapped and raped by a group of Muslim men. Two of the criminals were arrested, three are still at large in the city of Jaranwala in Punjab. The victims are defended by Christian lawyers, who reported these incidents to Agenzia Fides. Another case regards a 13-year-old Christian girl, who was kidnapped and raped. The third case reported to Fides concerns two girls abducted and abused by a group of …

“We Want Freedom” The Plight Of Pakistani Christian Refugees – ISIS threatens Christians in Pakistan

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(Voice of the Persecuted) This week, world leaders from across the globe are meeting in the US. Iran & Thailand were topics of discussion that we paid particular attention to. Words from both countries, were carefully orchestrated to show the world that they were deserving of new positions on the world stage. Both countries are trying to show they are in favor of democracy and freedom, but the actions of both countries tell a different story. …