A Pakistani court that was scheduled to hear the appeal of Asia Bibi, poor Christian woman of five children who faces death sentence under blasphemy, has been ordered not to proceed with the case, the catholic world news service reports.
After a number of rescheduling, the Bibi appeal has vanished from the docket of the Lahore high court. Lawyers defending the accused woman, are determined to follow the appeal and win the case of her release from prison. They say they will “do everything in our power so that justice is done.”
Asia Bibi was allegedly accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad in an extremely doubtful trial, with no clear and strong evidence introduced to support the allegations. Since 2009 she has been imprisoned, with militant Muslims putting substantial pressure on the courts to support her conviction and carry out the procedure of her execution