Lahore High Court upholds death sentence of blasphemy victim Asia Bibi


Lahore: October 16, 2014. (PCP) Today on October 16, 2014, High Court Lahore confirmed death sentence of Asia Bibi and dismissed her appeal.

Asia Bibi victim of Blasphemy case hearing in the High Court Lahore started at 9:45 in the Morning before DB (Division Bench) of Mr. Justice Anwar Ul Haq and Mr. Justice Shahbaz Ali Rizvi as on last court hearing on of the same case the court passed a written order that the case is fixed for hearing on October 16, 2014 and the case would be heard and there would be no any other adjournment.
About 20-25 Mulla’s were present in the court during the court hearing. We feel that it was pressure on the court. Therefore the court was adjourn at 10: 20 a m till 11: 30 a m as the judges wanted to think about the case or they wanted to take some time to look upon the situation.
Many Christian Lawyers including Tahir Khalil Sindhu Provincial Minister for Minorities Affairs and Human Rights was also present as a defence lawyer of Asia Bibi. The leading lawyer Mr. S K Chaudhry and Naeem Shakir recorded arguments in the court while the Complainant Lawyer Ghullam Mustafa (Khatam-e-Nabowat) was also present to cross the augments of defense lawyer. CLAAS Legal team including Tahir Bashir Advocate, Nasir Anjum Advocate and office staff Mr. Joseph Francis National Director CLAAS and Hunny Bashir was in the court during the hearing to report the case.
After hearing the both side arguments the court confirmed the death sentence of Asia Bibi victim of blasphemy.

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