Pakistan | Govt ‘surrenders’ to radical mob’s demands in blasphemy case

Govt ‘surrenders’ to radical mob’s demands in blasphemy case

Travel ban put on Asia Bibi despite a plea by her husband for foreign help amid fears for his family's safety after Islamists called for her and judges who freed her to be hung

November 5, 2018 7:34 PM (UTC+8)
Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a hardline religious political party, block the road during a protest against a court decision to overturn the conviction of Christian woman Asia Bibi in Karachi on October 31, 2018. 

مناصري حزب تحريك لبيك باكستان (TLP) المتشدد يقطعون الطريق أثناء مظاهرة ضد قرار المحكمة إلغاء حكم إعدام ضد المسيحية آسيا بيبي في كاراتشي في 31 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2018.

Photo: AFP/Rizwan Tabassum
Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a hardline religious political party, block the road during a protest against a court decision to overturn the conviction of Christian woman Asia Bibi in Karachi on October 31, 2018. مناصري حزب تحريك لبيك باكستان (TLP) المتشدد يقطعون الطريق أثناء مظاهرة ضد قرار المحكمة إلغاء حكم إعدام ضد المسيحية آسيا بيبي في كاراتشي في 31 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2018. Photo: AFP/Rizwan Tabassum
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