The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Friday, October 12, 2018

Pakistan Court Threatened Ahead of Verdict on Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

( – Pakistan’s Supreme Court judges are facing threats from Muslim hardliners as they mull when to announce their verdict in one of the most notorious cases of abuse of the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.

Radicals were planning protests on Friday to back their demands that the court not throw out on appeal the conviction handed down in 2010 on Asia Bibi (Aasiya Noreen), the first Christian woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy.

The case of the farm laborer and mother of five, whom accusers claim insulted Mohammed, has drawn concern around the world.


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