Over 540,000 sign petition seeking release of Asia Bibi from death row

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A global petition seeking release of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi has managed to bag more than a half a million signatures from around the world. This petition has now been signed by over 540,000 peoples from across the globe, states American Center for Law and Justice.

Asia Bibi's blasphemy case

While delineating this American Center for Law and Justice stated: “Asia’s only crime was affirming her faith in Jesus Christ. Her firm stand for her Christian faith has cost her dearly. Her case is a controversial one, with radical Islamic clerics calling for her to be hanged.”

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“This controversy, however, does not excuse Pakistan from honoring its international and domestic legal obligations. Asia is still on death row, her fate is still uncertain, and Pakistan’s Supreme Court has yet to reschedule her hearing,” ACLJ added.

ACLJ is urging that Christians from all over the world must continue to show support and concerns for the down trodden Christian woman who has been long in an ordeal. Asia Bibi has been imprisoned for seven years now while justice lingers for her. She still waits for her case to be resolved at the apex court of Pakistan.

She has been on death row since 2010, after being accused of committing blasphemy by her co-workers in 2009. Supposedly her final appeal hearing on October 13 was meant to wind up the most high profile case of the country, yet it was delayed as one of the judges refused to be a part of the three member bench that was to hear the case.