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31 Oct 2018

Pakistan court overturns blasphemy death sentence

She was a Christian farm labourer who drank from a cup of water intended for Muslim men in Pakistan. A row ensued and accusations of blasphemy, which led to her getting the death penalty.

Asia Bibi had already spent eight years in solitary confinement. Today a Pakistani court quashed the sentence. The reaction? Demonstrations in Karachi and Lahore and hardline protesters demanding the death of the judges who acquitted her.