Aasia Bibi Is Free At Last: Pak SC dismisses review petition against its October verdict in blasphemy case

Published on: January 31, 2019
Aasia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent nearly a decade on death row for a false blasphemy accusation, is free at last. The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed a review petition against its October 2018 verdict that had overturned the conviction of Aasia Bibi.

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The blasphemy-related offence carries mandatory death penalty under Pakistani law.

A review petition was filed on November 1, 2018, by Qari Muhammad Salam, a cleric who had fabricated the alleged blasphemy case against Bibi in 2009, requesting the top court to reconsider its decision.

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