Pakistan Islamists warn of ‘terrible consequences’ of blasphemy appeal

FILE PHOTO: Governor of the Punjab Province Salman Taseer is reflected as he spoke to media after meeting with Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, at a jail in Sheikhupura, located in Pakistan's Punjab Province November 20, 2010. REUTERS/Asad Karim

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A hardline Pakistani Islamist group has warned of “terrible consequences” if a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy is granted leniency in an appeal heard on Monday, a case that has drawn global headlines and indignation. Asia Bibi, a mother of four, in 2010 became the first woman to be sentenced […]

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