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.
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.
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.
Pakistani authorities have shifted a Christian woman accused of blasphemy to a high security prison in Punjab province.
Asia Bibi was sentenced in November 2010 to death by hanging after a conviction for blasphemy.
Asia Bibi has claimed that a female jail warden had tried to strangulate her following an argument.
Asia Bibi is facing a threat of a suicide attack inside a jail, where she
is currently lodged.
The blasphemy law was enacted during the regime of Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980s.
Pakistan`s religious hardliners do not want amendment of blasphemy law.
A hard-line cleric in Pak has offered cash to anyone who kills Asia Bibi.
Asia Bibi was sentenced to hang under blasphemy laws for defaming Prophet.
An official report submitted to Pak Prez recommends pardon for Asia Bibi.
Asia Bibi has been awarded death sentence in a blasphemy case in Pakistan.
Asia Bibi is facing the death sentence under the Blasphemy Law.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
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