31 Facts About Asia Bibi

1. Asia Bibi was convicted on trumped up charges and sentenced to execution by hanging on November 8, 2010.

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2. Asia Bibi has remained in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, while her husband and children fled to the UK.

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3. Asia Bibi was acquitted by the Supreme Court last month, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, leader of the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, called for the immediate assassination of the judges who delivered the verdict.

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4. Asia Bibi is a Christian mum-of-five sentenced to death by hanging and currently on death row in a Pakistani prison.

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5. Asia Bibi is a Roman Catholic who has spent years in detention after being sentenced to death for insulting Pakistan's Islamic faith—a ridiculous charge, considering the facts of her case.

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6. Asia Bibi has reportedly been taken to an undisclosed location as she and her family look for a way to flee Pakistan.

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7. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to death by hanging.

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8. Asia Bibi must prepare her food by herself to avoid being poisoned.

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9. Asia Bibi said that the women then began hurling curses at her, insulting Jesus and pressing her to convert.

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10. In 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into prison for allegedly insulting the prophet of Islam during an argument with local women from her rural village outside Lahore, Pakistan.

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11. In 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into prison for allegedly insulting the prophet of Islam.

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12. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned her sentence and she was freed.

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13. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned.

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14. Asia Bibi is currently being held under armed guard at an undisclosed location in Islamabad after being released from prison in Punjab Province.

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15. Asia Bibi is still hiding in a safe place in Pakistan.

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16. Asia Bibi was arrested after an altercation with some women while they were employed berry-picking.

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17. Asia Bibi should have the same right to live in the UK without having to seek asylum.

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18. Asia Bibi spent more than eight years in a Pakistani prison, in solitary confinement, much of that time on death row.

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19. Asia Bibi spent almost eight years incarcerated on death row before her acquittal.

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20. Asia Bibi was set free from New Jail for Women in Multan amidst tight security and was shifted to a secure place.

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21. Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan prompting massive demonstrations across the country.

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22. Asia Bibi has been blocked from leaving Pakistan after the overturning of her conviction prompted a wave of protests among Islamist hard-liners.

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23. Asia Bibi reportedly is out of prison but remains in Pakistan deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Asia Program at the Wilson Center.

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24. Asia Bibi has been imprisoned in a Pakistani jail since 2010.

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25. Asia Bibi is believed to be in an undisclosed location outside of Islamabad, after the Pakistani government denied rumors that she had left the country.

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26. Asia Bibi denied the allegations, adding that her co-workers had refused to drink from the vessel of juice because she—a non-Muslim and a Christian—had touched it.

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27. Asia Bibi is the litmus test of whether the United States and the rest of the West are really willing to defend persecuted religious minorities around the world.

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28. In 2010, Asia Bibi was convicted and sentenced under section 295-C of the 1986 blasphemy law.

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29. On 7 November 2018, Asia Bibi was released from the New Jail for Women in Multan.

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30. Asia Bibi never expected to become a global poster-woman for the cause of religious tolerance.

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31. Asia Bibi will no longer be facing a court-ordered execution.

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