Asia Bibi

Pakistan ups security as Bibi blasphemy case goes to court

Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan. Anyone even accused of insulting Islam risks a violent and bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.

Oct 13, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

Pak SC stays execution of blasphemy-convict Christian woman

 Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of a minority Christian woman over blasphemy as it admitted her plea challenging the conviction, in a case that sparked international outrage over the controversial law.

Jul 22, 2015, 21:06 PM IST

Husband of Pakistani Christian on death row for blasphemy begs for pardon

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago has written to the president to ask for her to be pardoned and allowed to move to France.

Nov 20, 2014, 23:22 PM IST

EU criticises Pakistan court for upholding blasphemy convict's sentence

The EU on Saturday expressed deep concern over the decision of a Pakistani high court to uphold the death sentence of a Christian woman under controversial blasphemy law.

Oct 18, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Pak court upholds death penalty of Christian blasphemy convict

A Pakistani court today upheld the death penalty of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010, a case that triggered a global furore over the controversial law.

Oct 16, 2014, 19:55 PM IST

Blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi shifted for security reasons

Pakistani authorities have shifted a Christian woman accused of blasphemy to a high security prison in Punjab province.

Aug 01, 2013, 20:56 PM IST

Pak woman facing death for blasphemy to seek asylum

Asia Bibi was sentenced in November 2010 to death by hanging after a conviction for blasphemy.

Dec 13, 2012, 11:55 AM IST

Jail warden tried to strangulate me: Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi has claimed that a female jail warden had tried to strangulate her following an argument.

Dec 27, 2011, 16:18 PM IST

Asia Bibi facing threat of suicide attack

Asia Bibi is facing a threat of a suicide attack inside a jail, where she
is currently lodged.

Jan 06, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

Pak govt rules out plan to amend or repeal blasphemy law

The blasphemy law was enacted during the regime of Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980s.

Dec 30, 2010, 14:46 PM IST

Christians step up campaign for release of Asia Bibi

Pakistan`s religious hardliners do not want amendment of blasphemy law.

Dec 26, 2010, 16:54 PM IST

Pakistani minister condemns threat to Christian

A hard-line cleric in Pak has offered cash to anyone who kills Asia Bibi.

Dec 05, 2010, 10:07 AM IST

Pakistan Muslims warn of anarchy if Christian pardoned

Asia Bibi was sentenced to hang under blasphemy laws for defaming Prophet.

Nov 27, 2010, 09:05 AM IST

Christian woman wrongly accused of blasphemy: Pak minister

An official report submitted to Pak Prez recommends pardon for Asia Bibi.

Nov 26, 2010, 12:33 PM IST

I just want my mom, pleads daughter of Pak Christian woman

Asia Bibi has been awarded death sentence in a blasphemy case in Pakistan.

Nov 22, 2010, 12:22 PM IST

Pope wants Pak-Christian woman to be freed

Asia Bibi is facing the death sentence under the Blasphemy Law.

Nov 18, 2010, 14:49 PM IST