Protesters demand release of Asia Bibi, in Lahore, Pakistan, November 21, 2010.
Christians in Australia will hold a demonstration next week to ask their government to intervene on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy, as her final appeal hearing is expected this month.The rally will be held on Oct. 8 at the Parliament House in Sydney, and present a petition to the Pakistani Consulate.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who has become the symbol of violence against women in Pakistan
The Pakistani Church and Indian Christians launch an appeal on behalf of the 45-year-old woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. On International Women’s Day, she has become the iconic figure of “the status of women in the country”. A Catholic activist urges the international community and Pakistan’s civil society to “bring about positive changes”.
On International Women's Day (8 March)Global council of Indian Christians( GCIC) urges Pakistan to Free Asia Bibi the Christian Woman Sentenced to Death in Pakistan under 'Blasphemy Law'
AMRITSAR: Hundreds of Indian Christians assembled at Indo-Pak international border at Attari on Saturday to demonstrate against the death sentence awarded to Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, for committing blasphemy.
The activists of Christian Front Punjab (CFP) from various parts of Punjab asked the Pakistani government to revoke its orders of capital punishment awarded to Aasia Bibi. They also urged the international community to press upon the Pakistan government to scrap its blasphemy law. The protesters said that the blasphemy law in Pakistan was misused to settle personal scores.