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Call for ACC members to step up Asia Bibi campaign

Campaigners for a young Christian Pakistani woman on death row for breaking the blasphemy law have urged ACC members to step up their efforts to get her released.

15 September 2016

Date set for Asia Bibi's Supreme Court blasphemy appeal

Asia Bibi, a Christian women sentenced to death after drinking water meant for her Muslim colleagues, will have her appeal heard by Pakistan’s Supreme Court in October.

24 August 2016

Fresh call for release of Asia Bibi

The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Asia Bibi under the country’s much criticised blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.

16 May 2016

Anglicans call for release of Asia Bibi

The Anglican Consultative Council has called for the case of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Roman Catholic woman who was convicted of blasphemy, to be re-investigated and for her to be “honourably acquitted.” Asia Bibi has been on death row since November 2010 after a row which stemmed from her drinking water from a cup used by her Islamic co-workers.

22 April 2016

Lambeth Conference criticizes Pakistan's blasphemy laws

Lambeth Conference criticizes Pakistan's blasphemy laws

The world's Anglican bishops Friday (August 7) condemned Pakistan's blasphemy law and called for release of "all prisoners unjustly accused" under it.

08 August 1998