Final hearing for Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy in Pakistan

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    Final hearing for Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy in Pakistan
    Via Independent
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    A Christian woman who has been facing execution in Pakistan for six years after being accused of blasphemy has been granted her final appeal.

    Pakistan’s supreme court will hear the case of Asia Bibi, a mother-of-five from the rural village of Ittan Wali in Punjab, eastern Pakistan, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhamed during a row with other women over water.

    All of Ms Bibi’s appeals in the lower courts failed before the supreme court temporarily suspended her execution in July 2015 ahead of a fresh hearing now scheduled to be heard on 13 October.

    If her final appeal fails, Ms Bibi will be the first woman to be executed under the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.

    Critics of the laws, which have been condemned by the international community, have said they are being abused by people persecuting religious minorities or trying to settle petty local squabbles.

    Five days after the incident in June 2009, where several local Muslim women refused to drink water from the same bowl as an “unclean” Christian, a local imam - who was not present during the original argument - accused Ms Bibi of defaming the Prophet.
    You'd think we're talking about something that happened 500 years ago, but no... this will happen, and keeps happening, in the present day.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Final hearing for Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy in Pakistan
    Via Independent
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    You'd think we're talking about something that happened 500 years ago, but no... this will happen, and keeps happening, in the present day.
    this throws a very bad light on Islam and the Pakistan nation. *
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    That is nothing

    "One girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a new report by Save the Children."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-37614798
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    Jesus Christ that's crazy
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    "One girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a new report by Save the Children."
    She going for the world record for amount of husbands of something?

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    Blasphemy laws don't belong in the 21st century, poor woman was being abused by some nasty bigots and gave back far less than what she got. This makes me so angry :mad:
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    Not too sure why my comment was removed, maybe TSR can't handle high levels of sarcasm :smug:...


    Anyway, I hope she is released without charge.
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    Isn't this the kind of person the west should be giving refugee status to rather than whoever manages to get here on their own as the system seems to favour at the minute...
 
 
 
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