Defending Asia Bibi – A Glimmer of Hope
Posted July, 2015
~Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. ~ Proverbs 31:8 (NLT)
On July 21st, Attorney Shahzad Ahmed with NeJame Law, filed a complaint with the Human Rights Cell of the Pakistani Supreme Court in the case of ASIA BIBI, who has been sentenced to death under Pakistan's inhumane blasphemy law. To read the background of this case, read Attorney Shahzad Ahmed’s article, Time running short to save Asia Bibi: My Word
In his complaint, Attorney Ahmed argued in part that Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code violates the UN Declaration of Human Rights, of which Pakistan is a signatory, and other international documents, which call for the freedom of thought, religion and expression. Further, the case lacks evidence.
Subsequently, the Supreme Court temporarily suspended Bibi’s death penalty and is reviewing the conviction as a whole. Of course, there are other persons and NGO’s who have been pressuring Pakistan on this issue as well.
The task of Defending Asia Bibi is not over yet.