Reverend Franklin Graham speaks out for Pakistani Christian woman on death row under blasphemy charges.
Reverend Franklin Graham, who is a prominent American evangelist, spoke out on the hair-raising issue of Asia Bibi suffering in a Pakistani prison under blasphemy charges.
Reverend Franklin Graham, on his Facebook page wrote: “It is hard to believe that Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for drinking water from the same cup used by her Muslim co-workers in Pakistan.”
“This is life under Sharia law. There are so many Christians around the world who are suffering right now because of their faith. For every story we hear in the news, there are multitudes more who are persecuted or killed because of the Name of Christ. Pray for Asia Bibi and for all Christians living in Muslim countries.”
Asia Bibi has been on death row since she was accused of committing blasphemy in June 2009 by her fellow-workers. Session’s Court in District Nankana, ruled capital punishment for Asia Bibi in 2010.
Her defence lawyers filed an appeal against the decision while she remained in police custody since then. During this period hearing of her appeal case was either rescheduled or delayed several times.
Recently, on July 22, the Apex court of Pakistan delayed her execution till next orders are issued. But sorrowfully, she might not even survive until formal final decision of her fate by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Asia Bibi is reportedly, suffering from internal bleeding. She has become so weak that she can hardly walk. Sources revealed that she coughs blood and is unable to eat. No medical treatment has been administered to her.
Bruce Allen from Forgotten Missionaries International said that an appeal has been filed at the Supreme Court of Pakistan for her bail on medical grounds, however, thus far, authoriites have not released recent information about the status of her case.