Pakistan supreme court sets date for Bibi blasphemy appeal
Eastern Eye Staff
The woman accused in Pakistan’s most infamous blasphemy case has been granted a fresh chance to escape the gallows after the supreme court confirmed on Friday (October 7) that it will hear Asia Bibi’s appeal against her execution next week. Bibi, a Christian mother of five, has been on death row since 2010 in what some activists have called a battle for Pakistan’s soul as the state walks a sharp line between upholding human rights and appeasing populist hardliners. “The supreme court of Pakistan under the chair of justice Saqib Nisar will hear Asia Bibi’s appeal against her death sentence…
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