Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Tag Archives: blasphemy

Asia Bibi’s lawyer: EU, UN ‘forced’ him to flee the country

LONDON: The lawyer who saved a woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said yesterday that the UN and EU made him leave the country “against my wishes” because his life was at risk. Saiful Mulook, who is in the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad ...

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Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Asia Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and the apex court ordered her immediate release. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif ...

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Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed two years for blasphemy

JAKARTA: Outgoing Jakarta governor and President Joko Widodo’s ally was found guilty of blasphemy by a District Court on Tuesday (May 9) and sentenced to two years in jail. The hearing on Tuesday capped a long-drawn trial against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who was recently defeated by his rival Anies Baswedan ...

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Facebook agrees to send team to Pakistan

LONDON: In a major development, the Facebook administration has agreed to send a delegation to Pakistan to sort out the issue of blasphemous content circulating on the social networking site. “The administration of Facebook has agreed to send its delegation to Pakistan to address the concerns of the government. The ...

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