Pakistani Supreme Court adjourns hearing of Christian woman on death row

A Paksitan Supreme Court judge refused to hear the case of Aasia Bibi, citing a possible conflict of interest.

By: AP | Islamabad | Published:October 13, 2016 10:51 pm
Pakistan, Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, Saiful Malook, Christian Woman in pakistan, Christian Woman Hearing in paksitan, blasphemy in Pakistan, Latest news, Pakistan news, Latest news, Pakistan News, latest news The Pakistani woman is accused of blasphemy and is on death row. The Supreme Court has not issued another date for hearing.

Pakistan’s top court has adjourned the appeals hearing for Christian woman convicted of blasphemy who has been on death row since 2010.

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A Supreme Court judge on Thursday refused to hear the case of Aasia Bibi, citing a possible conflict of interest. Her lawyer, Saiful Malook, says no new hearing date has been set.

The case has drawn international condemnation of Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws. Bibi was arrested after a quarrel with Muslim women in eastern Punjab province and accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, a charge she repeatedly denied.

Pakistani Islamists have been demanding Bibi’s execution and two officials, a governor and a minorities’ minister, were killed in 2011 for supporting her.

Rallies also took place on Thursday in the cities of Lahore and Karachi, demanding Bibi’s execution.

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    Sonia Ruth
    Oct 14, 2016 at 8:45 am
    People across the world should know how to adore their own religion and respect other religions as well as each religion is part of The Lord's Divine Plan.lt;br/gt;It is very sad at the part of Aasia Bibl if she has insulted Islam.She should admit her fault and ask for forgivness promising that she will not repeat it again.
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