Death sentence overturned

  • Pakistan acquits a Christian woman Asia Bibi on death row

    Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman

    Asia Bibi who was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with neighbors. She always maintained her innocence and spent almost 8 years in jail in solitary confinement.

    Demonstrations against the verdict are being held in different cities of Pakistan. Police is trying to take control over the situation.

    On 31st October 2018 Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that Asia Bibi could walk free from jail in Sheikhupura near Lahore immediately.

    She was not present in the court but reacted over the verdict with disbelief. Stating

    “Will I really go out now? Will they let me go? Really? ”