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Time running short to save Bibi: My Word

Time running short to save Bibi: My Word

It was a scorching hot day in the summer of 2009, when Asia Bibi, a 45-year old Christian field worker, drank from a bucket of water to quench her thirst. But her female Muslim co-workers refused to drink from the bucket solely because, Bibi, a Christian, had touched it. An argument ensued and the result was Bibi being prosecuted and convicted of the death penalty. Her crime? Her co-workers accused her of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Bibi, a mother of five, was prosecuted under Pakistan's blasphemy law. She denied the allegations, yet in October 2014, the High Court of the city of Lahore upheld the judgment. Her lawyer appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Pakistan....

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