ADVERTISING
 
Monday, January 21   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Persecution
 

Asia Bibi freed, has not left Pakistan yet

Authorities deny reports which said the Christian woman had left Pakistan. Italy and other countries offered asylum.

SOURCES Agencies AUTHOR Evangelical Focus ISLAMABAD 08 NOVEMBER 2018 08:39 h GMT+1
Asia Bibi, archive image.

Asia Bibi has been freed from prison but remains in protective custody.



After spending eight years on death row, the Christian woman acquitted last week has been freed in the city of Multan, according to her lawyer. She was brought to an undisclosed safe place in Pakistan.



Reports in the last hours said Asia Bibi had been able to leave the country, but the Pakistan foreign office confirmed she was still in the country.



Riots and violent protests led by Islamist clerics broke out in the last days, and the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan announced an agreement with the which included a travel ban for Asia Bibi and an option to file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict. The government admitted the agreement with violent radicals would not help the innocent woman, but was “larger interest of the country”.



Meanwhile, international bodies like the European Union have called the Pakistani government to protect Asia Bibi and her family. “We are extremely worried because our lives are in danger”, husband Ashiq Masih told Aid to the Church.



Countries like Italy have offered asylum to the Christian woman.



Follow the full coverage of Asia Bibi's case here.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Asia Bibi freed, has not left Pakistan yet
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
VIDEO Video
 
China rises 16 places in Open Doors World Watch List China rises 16 places in Open Doors World Watch List

There has been an serious increase in persecution of Christian communities in China in the last months.

 
The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis

Jerry Root compares the search for meaning of C.S. Lewis with Saint Augustine's reflections.

 
The reliability of the Bible The reliability of the Bible

Jim Cecy, Senior Pastor, Campus Bible Church, answers the question Why is a defense of the reliability of the Bible important?

 
Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms” Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms”

Protests and prayers continue in Bulgaria for the sixth week.

 
That night That night

“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.