Christian woman Asia Bibi may have finally safely exited Pakistan after years on death row after being falsely held on blasphemy charges, but the fight for justice is far from over.
Bibi’s very prison cell is now home to another impoverished Christian woman, and the same Lahore-based attorney, Saif-ul Malook, is representing both the woman and her Christian husband. The pair have been sentenced to death under a questionable conviction of insulting Islam.
“They did not get a fair trial. They are innocent.”
– Saif-ul Malook
Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kauser – who are still waiting for their appeal to be heard by the Lahore High Court (LHC) – were tried and put on death row in April 2014.
Shagufta Kauser is the second woman after Bibi to be ordered capital punishment.
Second Christian woman, Shagufta Kauser and her disabled husband, Shafqat Emmanuel fighting death row conviction for committing ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan
Christian News and Views.com