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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | December 17, 2018

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Asia Bibi Archives - HEART newspaper: Heart Publications

Short overview of Asia Bibi ‘blasphemy’ case

November 25, 2018 |

Roman Catholic Asia Bibi, a farm labourer from Punjab, was harvesting berries with other women in June 2009 when she picked up a cup to drink some water.

Some of her Muslim co-workers accused her of polluting the cup, simply … Read More

Why couldn’t we welcome Asia Bibi?

November 25, 2018 |

Betrayal of innocent Christian as our government fails to offer a home by Andrew Halloway

THE LIFE of persecuted Christian Asia Bibi still hangs in the balance as we go to press, yet our own government has not offered her … Read More

Husband and daughters’ anguish

November 25, 2018 |

Asia Bibi’s daughter and husband spoke of their impossible situation as they awaited their release as a reunited family from Pakistan.

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UK envoy to Pakistan resigns, citing UK’s lack of leadership

November 24, 2018 |

Amid the political turmoil and resignations over the EU divorce deal, one MP cited Britain’s “lack of leadership” and betrayal of British values in Asia’s case as an additional reason for his resignation.

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EU bargains for Christian’s release

March 28, 2018 |

The European Union has stepped in on behalf of Asia Bibi – the Christian woman on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan.

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Last chance appeal for Asia Bibi on death row

August 24, 2015 |

MUM ASIA BIBI on death row in Pakistan for speaking up for Christ has won a last chance to appeal her sentence.

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Persecution in Pakistan

January 31, 2015 |

Peshawar bomb victim dies

A YOUNG WOMAN HAS SADLY DIED following the 2013 Peshawar bomb attack.

Farha Javeed, aged 26, was made bed-ridden and dependent on colostomy bags due to her injuries. Read More

New laws could save Pakistan mum from hanging

November 27, 2014 |

ASIA BIBI HAS SAT IN A PRISON CELL in Pakistan for the past five years and often in solitary confinement – on death row over a glass of water.

The mother of two is waiting for the outcome of a very last appeal sent to the Supreme Court highlighting errors in her case. Read More

Reader recommendation: ‘Blasphemy – Asia Bibi’

October 2, 2014 |

(with Anne-Isabelle Tollet), Virago, 2012

Irene Howell writes: “This book is the true, heartbreaking story of a woman sentenced to death over a cup of water. Asia Bibi needs our prayers and our help. Please buy her book; the royalties … Read More