» 02/19/2011, 00.00
Punjab: Sherry Rehman will not be prosecuted for blasphemy
The court decided to drop the proceedings against the member of parliament from the PPP. The chase brought by a businessman from Multan, who judged opinions expressed by the woman on a talk show blasphemous. The police investigations have found that there were no violations of the law.
22/02/2013 PAKISTAN - UNITED STATES
Pakistan Ambassador Sherry Rehman under investigation for being against blasphemy law
She could be tried and get life in prison or death in the case of a conviction,. Supreme Court justices accepted the petition of a Multan businessman who had filed a complaint years ago. Ms Rehman had called for changes to the black law. The court's ruling outrages activists and Catholic leaders.
Asia Bibi affair: abolishing the blasphemy law would be better but amending it is more realistic
AsiaNews speaks to Sherry Rehman, a member of parliament who is proposing changes to the controversial blasphemy law. Asia Bibi is still in prison, waiting for the High Court in Lahore to set a date to hear the appeal against her death penalty.
Christian and Muslim religious leaders call for changes to blasphemy law
At a seminar organised by the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad, representatives of religious groups and civil society call on the government to review sections of the Penal Code and the Code of Penal Procedure that are easily abused. For them, blasphemy accusations are especially used by some for personal vendettas or to discriminate against minorities, as the Asia Bibi case shows.
13/10/2016 12:34:00 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi’s final appeal postponed once again. The local Church invites us to pray
The final appeal was set to be heard today in Islamabad, after having been postponed from 2014. A judge refused to show up, perhaps out of fear. She is accused of blasphemy, but has always denied any wrongdoing. She has been in prison since 2009. Muslims call for a "quick hanging".
15/10/2016 10:52:00 PAKISTAN
Pakistan, Islamic extremists demand hanging of "blasphemous" Asia Bibi
Demonstrations in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and other parts of the country. Chanting the slogan #HangAsia, they demand the Christian woman and mother of five be executed. The anger and frustration of Christians entrusted to social networks. Pakistan "does not guarantee security and justice for minorities".
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