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The Supreme Court rejects the petition of Islamist extremists. Her lawyer hopes the Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy will be granted asylum in another country.
The UK government has ordered a review “to map Christian persecution worldwide, and make recommendations on the practical steps it can take to support those under threat”.
Italian evangelicals were part of an inititiative in support of the Pakistani Christian woman.
Authorities deny reports which said the Christian woman had left Pakistan. Italy and other countries offered asylum.
The President of the European Parliament invites the family of the Christian woman to Brussels. Antonio Tajani: “Pakistani government must uphold Human Rights commitments”.
The government chose to ignore the Islamist leaders’ blatant threats of murdering the Supreme Court judges and inciting a rebellion against the army chief.
Islamists blocked roads. Security has been stepped up for churches. Bibi is expected to leave the country soon.
The Christian woman on death row had been in jail since 2010, accused of insulting Islam. The Supreme Court will free her because the prosecution “categorically failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt”.
During a plenary session, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani called for her immediate release.
Assemblies of God pastor: “There is no security, our non-Christian neighbours insult us almost daily, and we are scared.”
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has called on the state to ensure that hundreds of people facing imprisonment under controversial blasphemy laws have not been falsely charged.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court decided to repeat the trial against the Christian believer, accused of “blasphemy.” Lawyer hopes she will be cleared of all charges.