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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pakistan delays Asia Bibi blasphemy appeal


Pakistan delays Asia Bibi blasphemy appeal
Supreme court adjourns final appeal in case of Asia Bibi, on death row since 2010, after a judge recuse from bench.


     Asia Bibi, who has been on death row since 2010, has five children 


Pakistan's Supreme courtroom has delayed an attraction into the nation's most notorious blasphemy case against a Christian mother on demise row considering that 2010, after one of the vital judges stepped down.
Countless numbers of safety troops had been deployed within the capital, Islamabad, because the court docket prepared to listen to a final enchantment in the case of Asia Bibi on Thursday.
The courtroom did not instantly set a brand new date for the appeal.
But the hazard of violence was mostly abated when one of the three-choose bench, Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman, instructed the courtroom he needed to recuse himself from the case.
"I was once a part of the bench that used to be listening to the case of Salmaan Taseer, and this case is involving that," he informed the court.


Taseer, a liberal provincial governor, used to be shot dead in Islamabad in 2011 after talking out for Bibi. His assassin, Mumtaz Qadri, used to be hanged prior in 2016 in a step welcomed by using liberals in the nation, however which introduced hardliners into the streets calling for Bibi's demise.
A senior police respectable said that as much as three,000 forces have been deployed in the capital on Thursday."security may be very tight in Islamabad throughout at present. Extra troops had been deployed on checkpoints and city junctions quite often. There may be additionally deployment of paramilitary drive Rangers and FC [Frontier Corps] on some further points," a police supply told AFP information agency.


By: Smantha Corney
dated: 13/09/2016
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