PAKISTAN – Asia Bibi Slams Blasphemy Laws in First Interview Since Release After Nearly a Decade on Death Row

CBN News | Will Maule, Faithwire | Sept. 7, 2019

A Pakistani woman who spent the best part of a decade on death row after being convicted of blasphemy has spoken for the first time since being granted asylum in Canada.

Asia Bibi arrived in Canada back in May, months after her lengthy legal battle was finally brought to a close by a ruling by the Pakistani Supreme Court that declared her innocent.

Now, in her first remarks since being freed, Bibi has sought to draw attention to the plight of many others who continue to be imprisoned for their faith and has called for Pakistan’s archaic blasphemy laws to be abolished.

“I pray to God that everyone falsely implicated in blasphemy cases should be released, that they get freedom and God helps them,” Bibi told the Sunday Telegraph. “There should be proper investigation mechanisms while applying this law. We should not consider anyone sinful for this act [blasphemy] without any proof.”