Fate of Christian who gave water to Muslims hangs in balance

Pakistan’s Supreme Court is expected to announce Wednesday its decision on a Christian woman’s appeal of her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy for giving her Islamic co-workers water.

Asia Bibi’s defenders with the American Center for Law and Justice said the court will determine whether or the mother of five “is set free or hanged for her Christian faith.”

Her case gained additional prominence when then-Punjab Gov. Salmaan Taseer pleaded for a retrial and was subsequently murdered by one of his security guards in 2011.

Bibi was arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2010 under section 295-C of Pakistan’s penal code that [READ MORE HERE]

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