Pakistan: Asia Bibi Declared Innocent But Cannot Leave Country, Islamic Militants Vow to Kill Her

AsiaNews: The Pakistani Supreme Court has set a hearing date for the petition to review the acquittal of Asia Bibi, reports the national newspaper Dawn.

The case of the Christian mother, condemned to death for blasphemy in 2009, acquitted at the end of October but without the possibility of leaving Pakistan, occupied the headlines for weeks. So many ordinary people, activists and international political leaders came to her defense.

Recently, even 500 Islamic imams have signed a declaration stating that the Asia Bibi case must be resolved with the utmost urgency.

The court also announced the composition of the court charged with assessing the petition presented by Qari Muhammad Salaam. President Asif Saeed Khosa will preside over a jury composed of him, Qazi Faez Isa and Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel. These are the same three judges who have already considered Asia Bibi “not guilty”. Report is here.