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Aasia Bibi has just been released from prison after spending 8 years on death row. Her case was controversial, and angry mobs are now threatening to kill her — help us get her to safety.

Aasia is a Christian farm worker in Pakistan. She was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad after fellow farm workers said a glass of water Aasia offered was “unclean” because she was Christian. For this, she was sentenced to death for ‘blasphemy’. That was in November 2010.

On 31 October 2018, the Supreme Court acquitted her of all charges. The following day violent protests erupted in Pakistan, with mobs blocking roads and setting vehicles on fire. Protest leaders demanded that Aasia be blocked from leaving the country and that the Supreme Court review its ruling.

The Pakistani government gave in to their demands, denying Aasia the right to travel to safety.

Two prominent politicians who called for Aasia to be pardoned have already been assassinated. If her acquittal is reviewed and reversed, Aasia could once again face execution.

As long as they remain in Pakistan, Aasia and her family are in grave danger.

You could help save her life. Call on the Pakistani authorities to uphold the Supreme Court’s acquittal, and allow Aasia and her family to safely leave Pakistan and seek asylum elsewhere.

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  Our Petition

 

Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr. Shireen Mazari
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari

Honourable Minister / Dear Special Minister,
I call on you to uphold the Supreme Court’s acquittal of Aasia Bibi and facilitate her immediate release and her safe travel with her family to another country where she may wish to seek asylum.
I also call on you to protect the senior judiciary and other officials against threats and violence from protesters and repeal the blasphemy laws as soon as possible, as well as other laws that discriminate against religious minorities and put their lives in danger.