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Tributes pour in for Salman Taseer as SC acquits Aasia Bibi

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October 31, 2018 16:07


The Pakistan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of Aasia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.


Bibi appeared to be in state of disbelief after hearing the decision from her lawyer. "I can't believe what I am hearing, will i go out now? Will they let me out, really?' Bibi said.


In 2011, Pakistan's Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who spoke out in support of Bibi, was gunned down in broad daylight in Islamabad. His assassin Mumtaz Qadri was executed earlier in 2016 after the court found him guilty of murder.  Read more

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