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Today: Pakistan's blasphemy charge: Asia Bibi's family appeals for help

February 4th, 2015

Episode 116 of 1270 episodes

In Pakistan, the husband of a woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy has appealed to the international community to help his family. He also called on the Pakistani government to review its blasphemy law. Asia Bibi was the first woman to get the death sentence after she was accused of insulting the prophet Mohamed. She's denied the allegations and said this happened to settle an old score. Her entire family are living in hiding, afraid of revenge attacks if people know of their connection to the condemned woman. Our Pakistan correspondent Shaimaa Khalil has been speaking to them.