According to her family, Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian women on death row for alleged blasphemy, a charge she vehemently denies, is suffering from intestinal bleeding and requires medical treatment.
Her lawyers have mobilized to call for a medical response after a recent family visit.
For almost five years Asia Bibi, who is a poor, Christian woman from Pakistan’s rural Punjab, has been on death row after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, and is described by family as “so weak she can hardly walk.”
The story stated that her family had visited her last week after not seeing Asia for over a month.
“When vomiting there is also shown traces of blood, Asia has difficulty feeding properly, while constant pain in the chest. Therefore, it is necessary that Asia Bibi be submitted as soon as possible a full medical checkup, including blood work,” said the source.
“Lawyers of Asia Bibi have taken the necessary legal actions to receive timely medical treatment and are transferred to the prison in Lahore, which can provide more adequate health care and she would be closer to her family, who have to travel for several hours from Lahore to Multan on each visitation.
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