An innocent Christian woman is facing the death penalty in Pakistan after the government caved to the wishes of a radical Islamist group which demand capital punishment for violations of so-called blasphemy laws in the largely Muslim nation.
Aasiya Noreen, also known as Asia Bibi, is facing execution by hanging following the terrorist group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) violent protests. The extremists have intimidated the government into showing no tolerance for citizens accused of blasphemy, according to a Morning Star News report.
Noreen was arrested in 2010 following an argument with a Muslim woman over a water bowl. She was sentenced to death under the blasphemy law and her sentence was upheld by a lower court.
Her lead attorney, Saiful Malook, told the high court during the trial that the intimidation that TLYR is putting on the government could affect his client’s chances of a fair trial should it go to Pakistan’s Supreme Court this month.
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