Petition by Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the "British Pakistani Christian Association"
Asia Bibi an innocent Christian mother of 5 caught up in the unjust and unequal society of Pakistan, has been given a historical death sentence (by hanging) from the Sheikhupura Court of Pakistan. Her crime? Simply under provocation she said: "My Jesus died for me what has Muhammed done for you?" For this she was beaten, raped and placed in jail. Why was she provoked? Because she drank then She offered water to fellow female co-workers, from a cup that was specifically for Muslims only. Her colleagues felt that she was untouchable (ritually impure) and had rose above her station. She was beaten and raped and her daughters were sexually molested yet only Asia Bibi has been incarcerated? The malevolent Blasphemy Law of Pakistan is a constant threat to people from minority faiths residing there.
The BPCA calls for the American and British Governments to urge the president of Pakistan to act by bringing an annulment to this unjust legal decision or ensure the law courts of Pakistan uphold justice, by freeing innocent Asia. These two huge sponsors of Pakistan are urged to use their foreign aid budgets to lever change with the poor human rights record in Pakistan.
We urge the Pakistan Government to seek justice for this victim, and to urge President Mamnoon Hussain to repeal this contentious judicial decision by Presidential pardon if law courts fail to uphold justice. We express our complete horror that such a decision has caused turmoil and perplexity to an innocent mother and her family. Please pray for her family who are now in hiding.
Learn more about issues such as these at:http://www.britishpakistanichristians.co.uk/
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