Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Asia Bibi Pardoned

By His Excellency President Asif Ali Zardari — Pakistan: Christian woman facing death for blasphemy is freed. "This is the only acceptable outcome to what has been a travesty of justice from the outset," said Nasir Saeed of the the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement.

"Asia Bibi should never have been charged with blasphemy, let alone found guilty and sentenced to death," he continued. "The ordeal faced by her and her family is unimaginable to most people outside of Pakistan who are largely unaware of the abuse and discrimination faced by the tiny Christian minority there

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