November 10, 2010
Written by Torrey · Filed Under World
One Response to “Pakistan Announces Death Sentence for Christian Woman Accused of Blasphemy”
Now the whole world demands: repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy law
The whole world is deeply shocked and concerned over Asia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemy, issued by a local court in Pakistan. Concerned citizens and human rights activists say the case of Asia Bibi – the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy – highlights the need for urgent repeal of laws that are routinely used to persecute minorities and settle grudges. Michael Nazir-Ali says, if Pakistan is serious about freedom of speech its blasphemy laws must go.
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