Asia Bibi is the Pakistani Christian mother who was sentenced to death on “blasphemy” charges brought by vindictive neighbors after she refused to convert to Islam.
She has said, “I have not been asked even once for my statement in court. Not by the lawyers and not by the judge.” She was not given an attorney, and was sentenced in a court heavily influenced and intimidated by Islamic supremacist thugs.
This petition, from the group Voice of the Martyrs, is one way of letting Pakistan and its leadership know Asia Bibi and her unjust imprisonment have not been forgotten. Not unlike Iran’s persecution of the convert from Islam, Youcef Nadarkhani, Pakistan is playing a waiting game with Asia Bibi, stalling for time in the hope that the rest of the world will spare them the international embarrassment so they can get on with business as usual. Meanwhile, innocent lives are caught in the middle.
The petition can be found here.