ISLAMABAD – Friday in Pakistan, radical muslims back on the street again to protest against the release of Asia Bibi. The protesters are furious because the christian woman by the supreme court Wednesday acquitted of blasphemy.
The protesters are furious because the christian woman by the supreme court Wednesday acquitted of blasphemy.
Talks between the government and the radical islamic group Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) for the situation to calm down Thursday evening failed. “We will only withdraw if the judges that the sentence of death have been destroyed, dismissed, and Bibi is hanged,” said TLP-leader Khadim Rizvi Friday in the north-eastern metropolis of Lahore.
Bibi was about eight years on death row, because the prophet Muhammad would have been offended during an argument with neighbors. The supreme court ruled Wednesday that they had to be released due to lack of evidence.
Schools and offices are closed
Also Friday continued to schools and offices in the major cities closed for fear of violent riots. On the street, but little traffic. When Islamabad refused to extremists, three of the four access roads to the capital. The Pakistani government has soldiers to various cities in the country for public buildings to protect.
About the current whereabouts of Bibi is no official information given. From messages in the local media indicate, however, that they Pakistan for security reasons is possible to have fled.
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