To: Ambassador Husain Haqqani
CC: Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
I ask you to see people as human beings, with specific individuality, and therefore seek the unconditional and immediate release of Asia Bibi who was unfairly sentenced to death in the Punjab Province of Pakistan on November 7, 2010.
Her crime? The court claims she committed blasphemy against her fellow farm workers while defending her belief in Christ. She spoke firmly of how Jesus had died on the cross for the sins of mankind and asked the Muslim women what Muhammad had done for them.
She was pressured but refused to renounce her Christian faith and accept Islam. So they locked her in a room and violently abused her. Next, they announced from the mosque that her face would be blackened an paraded through the village on a donkey.
For protection against this act of violence, she was taken into custody. Officials eventually caved to the demands of Muslim leaders and Asia was unjustly charged with blasphemy and ultimately sentenced to death.
Your signature on this petition is in support of Freeing Asia Bibi. We will be forwarding them to the US State Department and the Embassy of Pakistan.
Thank you for your support,
Bob Van Zandt
President & CEO,