Asia Bibi released from jail is it true?
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman whose conviction and death sentence for blasphemy against Islam
was reversed last week, has been released from jail in Pakistan. Local media says she could be on
the way out of the country.
Asia bibi jo ka aik christan women ha jis nay hamary pyary nabi pak (S.A) ki shan ma bahad
bury alfaz boly aur yeah koi muslem b bardash nai kr skta ka nabi pak ki shan main koi ghusthi kry
Before two day ago, media ka matiqb asia bibi ko multan jail se raha kr dea gya ha aur is ko Netherland
bejh dea gya ha.lekin pakistan walo ka kehna ha yeah sab jootha ha asia bibi sirf jail se reeha hoi hain un ko
Natherland nai beja gya.
Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, who was accequited by as supreme coart pakistan has been
released from jail, local media reported on Wednesday.
It has also been speculated that Bibi’s family had been advised to prepare for an international flight.
It is still unclear whether she is still in Pakistan or has left the country.
According to some media reports, she was likely already on the way out of the country.
But Mohammad Faisal, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office, told local media on Thursday
morning there was “no truth in reports of her [Bibi] leaving the country.”
But Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, has confirmed that Bibi was released
from prison, saying he is looking forward to meeting her in Europe.
Blasphemy is a sensitive topic in Pakistan, where 97 percent of its 180 million inhabitants are Muslims.
Rights activists have demanded reforms of the controversial blasphemy laws, which were introduced
by the Islamic military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980s. Activists say the laws have
little to do with blasphemy and are often used to settle petty disputes and personal vendettas.
Bibi was arrested in June 2009, after her neighbors complained she had made derogatory remarks
about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. A year later, Bibi was sentenced to death despite strong
opposition from national and international human rights groups.
After a hearing on October 8 of this year, Pakistan’s Supreme Court reversed two lower court
verdicts against Bibi in what was her final appeal against the 2010 death sentence.
In 2014, when the death sentence had been upheld by the Lahore High Court, rights group
Amnesty International called the verdict a “grave injustice.”