Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: Update on Asia Bibi
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Update on Asia Bibi



Gabriela Knaul, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur, says Pakistani judges are being pressured to convict persons accused of blasphemy.

Key quote:

Lawyers who do decide to defend people accused of blasphemy often face intimidation and threats to their lives.

Minorities Minister and a committed Christian, Shahbaz Bhatti, was killed by gunmen over his support for reform of the blasphemy laws.

His death came just months after the Governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was shot dead by his own bodyguard after he expressed support for the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010.

The online petition calling for mercy for Asia Bibi can still be found here.

For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please continue to pray for Asia Bibi and her family.

2 comments:

Robin said...

I get VOM newsletter and have signed the petition. Thank you for keeping this in the forefront for prayer. Lord Jesus, have mercy.
Blessings!

Recovering Lutheran said...

Thank you, and may God bless you!