#AceNewsServices – PAKISTAN – October 17 – A Pakistani court has rejected the appeal of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, who was convicted of blasphemy for insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed in 2010, the Associated Press reports.
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Her case led to the assassination of two politicians who supported her and spoke out against blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
Bibi was arrested following a verbal spat with a Muslim woman who claimed Bibi had made “derogatory remarks” about the prophet.
Her lawyer told the Associated Press, that they would continue the appeals process.
“We have a strong case and we will try our best to save her life,” he said.
Though many are sentenced to death for blasphemy, Pakistan has never executed anyone for the offence.