Pakistan: Protesters decry acquittal of Christian woman in blasphemy case

The conservative Islamist political party Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan once again flooded the streets of Karachi to condemn the Supreme Court's acquittal of a Christian woman condemned to death for blasphemy. Protesters symbolically carried a coffin bearing a written message reading: «The punishment for those who insult the Holy Prophet Mohammed: Beheading» with picture of Asia Noreen, better known... Еще as Asia Bibi. Asia Bibi's husband Ashiq Masih has pleaded to US President Donald Trump, as well as the United Kingdom and Canada to offer asylum to Bibi and their family. Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by hanging in 2010 for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad during a dispute with coworkers. The dispute arose after she was reprimanded for drinking water from her neighbours' glass because she's not a Muslim, reports say. Bibi has denied the allegations, but has spent most of the last eight years in solitary confinement. However, Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned her conviction on Wednesday, citing flimsy evidence.

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