Pakistan: Protests Erupt After Woman Accused of Blasphemy Set Free

HeadlineNov 05, 2018

In Pakistan, violent protests have erupted over the acquittal last week of a Christian woman sentenced to die for the crime of blasphemy. Aasia Bibi spent almost eight years on death row until she was acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday. Her lawyer has reportedly fled Pakistan in fear for his life. Aasia Bibi was convicted of insulting Islam in 2010, after she argued with a pair of Muslim women who refused to drink water from the same container as her.

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