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FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

Frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law

KATHY GANNON
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ne of the most frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law is that the simplest act can spiral into charges that can bring the death penalty. In the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, it started when she brought water to her fellow women workers on a farm. On that hot day in 2009, Bibi had a sip from the same container and some of the Muslim women became angry that a Christian had drunk from the same water. They demanded she convert, she refused. Five days later, a mob accused...
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