Free Aasia Bibi
Free Aasia Bibi
On June, 2009 a poor Christian farmhand, mother of five was accused of blasphemy in a small village of Ittianwali, Sheikhupura District of Punjab, Pakistan.
While working on the Muslim Farm, one day Aasia and her fellow workers engaged in a hot argument over the matter of drinking water from the same glass. It was later given a religious colour and Aasia was accused of blasphemy. She was dragged and noosed around the streets, humiliated and disgraced before the full glare of her village.
A First Investigation Report was filed against Aasia. She was convicted of Blasphemy due to the pressure of influential Muslims and later was given a death sentence on 8th November, 2010. She lodged a file against the decision and waiting an appeal from Lahore High Court.
Recently she has been transferred to Multan Jail away from her family who is living amidst fear and threats from extremists and fundamentalist who want to kill them all.
There are security concerns since Aasia has a price over her head. She is also being pressurized to convert to Islam. We demand her release that she may be united with her family and her ordeal to come to an end.
In March 2014 multiple court hearings were scheduled for Aasia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence. However, the court hearings were adjourned. Aasia's next hearing is scheduled for April 14th 2014.
Global Minorities Alliance urges everyone to sign the petition below to stand in solidarity and petition for the release of Aasia Bibi. Once we receive 500,000 signatures we will present the petition to Pakistan Consulate in Glasgow.