Let's Get Asia Bibi Out of Pakistan
Last week, Asia Bibi was finally acquitted in Pakistan after over eight years of court proceedings. She has been in prison since June 16, 2009, accused of the crime of breaking a Sharia-based blasphemy law. Her Muslim co-workers, who reproached her for being a Christian, brought the accusation after an argument over a drinking vessel.
Her family has been informed that, in recent months, her physical condition has gotten worst during her stay in Multan prison.
Since her incarceration, the MasLibres.org platform (belonging to the CitizenGO Group) has fought for her freedom, supporting her family and channeling the economic aid of thousands of citizens to defend this Christian mother.
However, although she has been acquitted, her problems are not over.
Her acquittal has provoked a wave of violence throughout Pakistan that has already left several dead. Asia Bibi's lawyer has had to flee the country in order not to be killed. The situation is more delicate than ever.
We at CitizenGO wish to help take Asia Bibi and her family out of the country and give them a better life. However, they are now prohibited from leaving Pakistan, and her court case might be reviewed.
That is why we are asking the Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to intercede as soon as possible so that this Christian woman and her family can leave, and that the necessary security measures will be taken to keep them alive.
We also ask United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, US President Donald Trump, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to pressure Khan with all available diplomatic tools in order to achieve complete freedom for Asia Bibi and her family.
FOR FURTHER READING
- "Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman" (National Post)
- "Family Seeking Asylum" (CTV News)
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