Free at Last: Asia Bibi

In Pakistan, a Christian woman who was acquitted last year after almost a decade on death row for blasphemy is finally free.

Asia Bibi’s daughter cries during a 2015 press conference about her mother’s case. Bibi’s incarceration and death sentence caused an international outcry. (photo:

The long, sad story of Asia Bibi, a simple farm hand sentenced to death almost a decade ago for blasphemy, began as a minor workplace dispute over the sharing of community drinking utensils.

It ended two weeks ago as the 50-something mother of five boarded a plane in…



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