Pakistan Supreme Court Suspends Asia Bibi Death Sentence

Pakistan’s supreme court has suspended the death sentence passed on Asia Bibi when she was found guilty of blasphemy in 2010. The court has granted her leave to appeal and has ordered an examination of all records pertaining to the incident that led to the charge of blasphemy, according to her lawyer.

Asia Bibi’s husband fears locals will beat her to death even if she is acquitted. He claims clerics have put a bounty on her head.

Asia Bibi Faces Supreme Court

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, who was sentenced to death for blasphemy after proclaiming her faith in God, has been given the chance to appeal for her freedom after spending six years in prison.

The 50-year-old Bibi, a mother of five children, will face the Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 22, to challenge for one last time her penalty of death by hanging, and to plead that she be freed.

We urge you to sign a petition in support of her.