Top Pakistani Court Upholds Acquittal, Frees Captive Christian Asia Bibi from CBN News
Asia Bibi is now free to leave Pakistan and join her daughters in Canada after more than eight years of prison and detention. The Islamic country’s highest court has just upheld its acquittal of Bibi, clearing her of all charges of blasphemy.
Bibi spent eight years on death row, falsely accused of insulting Islam. Even though she was acquitted last October, her life has been in danger from radical Muslims, so she hadn’t been freed yet. She has been held under guard at a secret place since then.
It all started in 2009 when Bibi brought water to help some fellow workers, but they wouldn’t drink from the same container as her because she’s a Christian.
They ended up arguing and they accused her of insulting Islam and its founder, Muhammad.
Her attorney called Tuesday’s ruling a victory not only for Bibi but for Pakistan’s constitution and rule of law