Christian Woman Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Using Muslims' Cup
A Pakistani Christian woman is facing a death sentence for drinking water out of the same cup used by her Muslim co-workers.
In 2010, Aasiya Noreen, also known as Asia Bibi, was sentenced to be hanged for apostasy. Now, there are fears that she will die before her execution date, because the mother of five is in very poor health.
The 50-year-old woman is suffering from numerous health problems, including intestinal bleeding.
Fox News reported:
“She is an exemplar of a gross miscarriage of injustice rooted in Pakistan’s extremely unfair blasphemy laws and of how this law can victimize someone who should not be inside the criminal justice system whatsoever,” said Phelim Kine, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division.
Supporters of Bibi are calling on the U.S. to use the approximately $900 million in annual foreign aid it provides Pakistan as leverage to obtain justice for Bibi and others suffering under the Muslim nation's Draconian blasphemy laws.
The Center for Research and Security Studies, which identified 247 blasphemy cases prosecuted in Pakistan since 1987 and found many were used to persecute religious minorities and settle personal scores.
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