Persecution Update - Asia Bibi

Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor

Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor

After spending nine years on death row in Pakistan for the alleged charge of blasphemy, Asia Bibi, a 51-year old mother, has finally been able to leave the country and join her family for asylum in Canada. Many Christians around the world prayed for her, and Asia Bibi was acquitted in October of 2018. However, in response to her exoneration, radical Muslims violently protested in the streets for days, and the Pakistani government decided to re-examine the Supreme Court’s acquittal. In January 2019 the Supreme Court’s decision was affirmed, but due to threats on her life from Muslim extremists, she had to go into hiding and could not leave the country.  We rejoice that Asia Bibi is safely in Canada with her family.

Read our previous update here.