Asia Bibi’s death row ordeal has been extended
Mrs Bibi’s attorney Saiful Malook says Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar declined his client’s request for an early appeal hearing sparking fears for the Christian’s life.
I have been informed that the plea was declined by the CJP
The mother of five, also known as Aasiya Noreen, will become the first woman in Pakistan to be lawfully executed for blasphemy if the death penalty is carried out.
More than 600,000 people have signed a petition called for Mrs Bibi to be released
Mrs Bibi’s case has gone around the world
Joseph Nadeem, executive director of the Renaissance Education Foundation, told the Asia-based Catholic news outlet ucanews.com: “This is very unfortunate. Her husband became quiet when he heard the latest developments.
Asia Biba’s husband Ashiq Masih went into hiding as campaigners called for his wife to be hanged
“There will be a strong reaction if Bibi is freed, opposing groups have made it a matter of honour and ego.”
“Their grief cannot be addressed because of religious retrogressive and extremist groups. Islamists consider her freedom a defeat for their movement.”