blasphemy charges

ISLAMABAD | Fake images of woman acquitted of blasphemy roil Pakistan

ISLAMABAD  — The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with “fake” images on social media purporting to show her outside the country. The deceptive images have prompted death threats to a lawmaker shown in one photograph, … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Fake images of woman acquitted of blasphemy roil Pakistan

ISLAMABAD | Fake images show acquitted Christian woman leaving Pakistan

ISLAMABAD— The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with “fake” images on social media purporting to show her leaving the country or out of Pakistan. Although it was unclear who was behind the images, … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Fake images show acquitted Christian woman leaving Pakistan

ISLAMABAD | AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority

ISLAMABAD— The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret location for her protection — has drawn attention to the plight of the country’s Christians. The minority, among Pakistan’s poorest, has faced an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority

ISLAMABAD | Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

ISLAMABAD— The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said Saturday. James Masih said Asia Bibi’s lawyer, Saiful Malook, left Pakistan, without providing further details. Malook’s phone was switched off. Pakistan’s top court acquitted … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Lawyer in blasphemy case flees Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — The Latest on the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Lawyer in blasphemy case flees Pakistan