Date set for Asia Bibi’s Supreme Court blasphemy appeal

By Gavin Drake
Posted Aug 24, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death after drinking water meant for her Muslim colleagues, will have her appeal heard by Pakistan’s Supreme Court in October. Bibi was accused of blasphemy after the incident and has been held in custody since June 2009. In November the following year she was sentenced to death. There has been international pressure calling for her release, including from the Anglican Consultative Council. At its meeting in Lusaka in April, the ACC called for a a fresh investigation into her case, leading to her “honorable acquittal.”

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