AMSTERDAM – The acquittal of the Pakistani christian Asia Bibi has outside Pakistan led to excited comments. Human rights organization Amnesty International speaks of a “major statement” and a “major victory for religious tolerance in Pakistan.”
Archive photo of Asia Bibi.
Bibi was about eight years on death row, because the prophet Muhammad would have offended. The supreme court has now made its release, welded, to the delight of fellow believers in other countries. British national party leader Gert-Jan Segers and SGP leader Kees van der Staaij let Twitter know are pleased with the ruling.
Court Pakistan: no death penalty Asia Bibi
“Finally, acquittal of Asia Bibi, that is wonderful news,” writes SGP leader Kees van der Staaij on Twitter. “At the same time, the violent protests in Pakistan painfully obvious how big the hatred against christians. Stop the prosecution.”
Also Amnesty is that godslasteringswetten may not be used to religious minorities, to prosecute “The blasfemiewetten on the basis of which Bibi and others are condemned, should be repealed,” according to the organization.