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Christian mother of five in last appeal on blasphemy death sentence in Pakistan

Asia Bibi

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan’s Supreme Court said it had reached a judgement on Monday (8) after hearing the final appeal of a Christian mother on death row for blasphemy, but that it will announce its ruling later in the notorious case, which has gone all the way to the Vatican. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar did not say when the three-member bench would reveal the fate of Asia Bibi – a mother-of-five who has been on death row since 2010 and could become the first person in Pakistan to be executed under the controversial blasphemy laws. He said the delay was “for reasons to be recorded…

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