This morning we received a text from Advocate Mushtaq Gill based in Lahore. He has informed us that the appeal hearing for Asia Bibi has been set for a fourth time and will now be heard on 27th May 2014.
Many of our regular readers will no doubt be skeptical of this date and concerned that once again the presiding judge will fail to attend the hearing. That is why we ask concerned humanitarians of all faith to sign our petition below. The petition calls for the Government to ensure that judges are made to feel safe enough to allow justice to prevail in this ongoing saga for innocent Asia. We seek a Presidential Pardon for Asia if the judiciary is not bold enough to make a just decision. Asia has suffered the ignominy of imprisonment for five years despite worldwide affirmation of her innocence.
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If you have signed the petition, please do not sign it again, but encourage others to do so.
We implore those of you who care for Asia to pray for her safety throughout this turbulent time. Already the target for extremists, she is forced to cook her own food after a number of attempts to poison her. She has remained resolute in her faith despite her situation and continues to pray every day. if you would like to help her further by supporting our campaign (some of the funds will used for paying the travel and security costs for visits by her five children to her prison), please contribute using the following details;
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Here is the text message shared by Advocate Mustaq Gill (sic);
Asia Bibi’s criminal appeal number 2509/2010 ‘Mst Asia Bibi vs The State etc’ and murder reference 614/2010 ‘State Vs Mst Asia Bibi wife of Ashiq’ was fixed for hearing before the Lahore High Court Division Bench,Lahore.The next date of hearing is 27 May,2014 in the DB of Mr.Justice Anwar-Ul-Haq.