Thursday, October 18, 2012

Have you signed the petition for Asia Bibi?

Asia’s husband, Ashiq,
has been waiting over three years for his wife’s release.
Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother in Pakistan, was arrested by police on June 19, 2009, and charged with blasphemy after she engaged in a religious discussion with co-workers.

After a lengthy trial, on November 8, 2010, Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by a judge. The judge also fined Asia $1,190 (USD) and told her she had seven days to appeal the decision. Her attorneys filed the appeal promptly, and now wait for the Lahore High Court to rule.

If the appeal is rejected, Asia would be the first woman to be lawfully executed under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. She remains in prison, waiting to hear the high court’s ruling.

So what can you do to help? You can raise a voice on Asia’s behalf.

Please consider signing an online petition, calling on Pakistan’s authorities to have mercy on Asia Bibi. To sign today, go to www.CallForMercy.com.

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