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Asia Bibi Blasphemy Case: Husband asks for asylum

Copyright EPA Caption Many demanded the reinstatement of the death penalty of Asia Bibi's acquittal The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman, who had been acquitted of blasphemy after eight years since her death, asked for asylum from Britain, the US or Canada. [ASA] – Asia Bibi's husband, Ashiq Masih, said they are in great danger in Pakistan. The Supreme …

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Asia Bibi: Protests against blasphemy across Pakistan spread world news

Thousands of Islamist protesters have stalled Pakistan, burning rickshaws, cars and trucks to protest the acquittal of a Christian woman who had been on death row for eight years for blasphemous accusations. Traffic congestion stopped ambulances and mothers were forced to feed their babies on the curb while authorities shut down schools across the country. The protest demonstrations show that …

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Pakistan's Supreme Court acquires Asia Bibi, Christian woman on death row for blasphemy: NPR

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardened religious political party, sing slogans during a protest action Wednesday against the court decision to overturn Asia Bibi's conviction. Arif Ali / AFP / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Arif Ali / AFP / Getty Images Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a religious religious party, sing slogans during a protest on Wednesday …

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Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has overturned the sentence of death

Asia Bibi, a mother of five children from Punjab Province, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to prison after being accused of verbally abusing the Prophet Muhammad's name during a dispute with Muslim colleagues last year. The workers had refused to drink from a bucket of water Asia Bibi had touched because she was not Muslim. At that …

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Asia Bibi: Pakistan releases Christian woman on death row

Caption The fall of Asia Bibi was extremely divided among religious conservative Pakistanis A Pakistani court has overturned a death sentence for a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarized the nation. Asia Bibi was sentenced in 2010 when she was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbors. She always kept her …

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China shares fall 2%, the rest of Asia fights for profits

Asian stock markets gave an early lead on Monday, with Chinese stocks leading the downtrend amid concern about US-China trade relations and continued weakness of Wall Street tech stocks Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -2.65% fell 2.4% and the Shenzhen Composite with lower capitalization 399,106, -2.43% fell 0.7% Hong Kong stocks climbed to regional rivals, rebounding from Friday's global sell-off, despite the …

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Asia is following the Wall Street chute as the economy worries

HONG KONG – Asian markets followed Wall Street significantly lower on Thursday as investors feared that a string of good news that had spurred the purchase for a long time came to an end. The region recorded a significant decline with China, Japan and Hong Kong, South Korea and other markets roughly reflecting a 3 percent decline in the Standard …

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