Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court adjourns death row appeal

Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court adjourns death row appeal
 

A Pakistani Christian woman on death row for blasphemy has had her appeal adjourned after one of the judges refused to hear the case.
The judge cited a possible conflict of interest in the case of Asia Bibi.
Hundreds of riot police had been deployed around the Supreme Court in the capital, Islamabad.
Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan - critics argue laws are frequently misused to settle personal scores, often targeting minorities.
Last year the Supreme Court suspended Asia Bibi's death sentence and gave her leave to appeal.
A new date for the hearing has yet to be set.
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13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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