Asia Bibi

Finally free!: Asia Bibi on Pakistan prison, life in exile

Bibi was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges by a Pakistani court in 2010 but then dramatically acquitted in 2018. She now lives in Canada at an undisclosed location.

Jan 30, 2020, 09:36 AM IST

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted in blasphemy case, reunites with family in Canada

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was freed from death row by the Pakistan Supreme Court in a blasphemy case last year, has left the country and reached Canada to reunite with her family, according to her lawyer.

May 08, 2019, 14:01 PM IST

Pakistan court upholds acquittal of Christian woman accused of blasphemy

Asia Bibi, a farm worker, was convicted in 2010 of making derogatory remarks about Islam.

Jan 29, 2019, 16:57 PM IST

Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi's blasphemy acquittal

A three-judge panel, including new Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, is due to hear the case.

Jan 28, 2019, 18:17 PM IST

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed after blasphemy death sentence reversed

The release of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, prompted immediate anger from a hard-line Islamist party that has threatened to paralyse daily life countrywide with street protests if her acquittal is not reversed.

Nov 08, 2018, 08:24 AM IST

Don't confront the State, refrain from vandalism: Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns Asia Bibi verdict protestors

Prime Minister Khan addressed the nation through a video message and his address was solely focused on the Asia Bibi verdict.

Nov 01, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

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