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Title: Recent developments in Pakistan: blasphemy laws, religious minorities and the case of Aasia Bibi
Authors: Polymenopoulou, E
Rehman, J
Keywords: Aasia Bibi;Blasphemy;religious minorities
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Asian Yearbook of International Law, 2010(16): 136 - 144, (2013)
Abstract: Aasia Noreen (or Aasia Bibi), a Christian woman living in Pakistan, has become famous worldwide for being condemned to death for blasphemy. Although the international community has repeatedly called upon Pakistan not to execute the verdict, the appeal before the Supreme Court which has been initiated by her husband is still pending37 and Aasia Bibi remains imprisoned. The impact of this incident has been dramatic since both the Punjab Governor, Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti, the Christian Federal Cabinet Minister of Minority Affairs, who defended her case and campaigned for the reform of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, were assassinated.
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