Wanting help, Asia Bibi’ family scheduled to visit United Nations today

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Family of blasphemy accused Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi reaches the United States of America in order to seek help from the United Nations. Christian family will also be accompanied by the defense counsel of Asia Bibi during this visit. The visit comes amidst rising cries from the Islamists to hang the Christian woman.

Ashiq Masih

In the wake of anger and uprising against the government over hanging of murderer of Salman Taseer; this endeavor has now shaped into a shaky matter. Less than a month ago, the agitated protesters staged a protest demanding that the Christian woman should be hanged immediately, as this case is linked with the Salman Taseer murder.

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In keeping with reports just in, Asia Bibi’s daughter and husband Ashiq Masih arrived in the USA on April 23, along with the defence counsel of Asia Bibi (his name not to be disclosed here). The group of visitors are due to move the United Nations today April 28, in order to urge the international body to pressurize Pakistan government to set Asia Bibi free.

All the while, Asia Bibi is kept imprisoned in Multan jail in a dingy small cell which has no window. The confinement cell where Asia Bibi is kept is highly secured due to fear that anyone of the inmates or even the policemen on duty may try to kill her. There are threats to her life, as she was able to win the Apex court’s decision to halt her death sentence. “She could be killed by any inmate or even a prison guard, so we have to be careful,” a prison official said. The authorities are “concerned for her life,” another official said.