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Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row

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By ITN News Editor October 31, 2018 13:34

Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row

A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement. The landmark ruling has already set off protests by hardliners who support strong blasphemy laws. There is a heavy police presence at the Supreme Court in Islamabad as many feared violence could break out. She was not in court to hear the ruling.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 31, 2018 13:34
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