Release International is welcoming the decision by the Pakistan Supreme Court to free Asia Bibi. The apex court upheld its earlier decision to acquit Asia Bibi on false charges of blasphemy.
Asia is now legally free to leave the country, after 10 years behind bars, eight of them on death row.
Release is warning of a possible backlash from Islamist extremists, and calls on Pakistan to protect its Christian minority.
Trans World Radio interviewed Andrew Boyd of Release shortly after the decision…
- Please pray for Asia and all those who have supported her, that they may be able to leave the country in safety and find a place of freedom.
- Pray also for the Christians in Pakistan, that they may be kept secure from a possible extremist backlash.
- Pray that Pakistan will review the cases of the other 200-plus Christians charged with blasphemy – and repeal the blasphemy laws.