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Asia Bibi: Scots church leaders urge asylum offer

Categories: Articles:Social Justice, Articles:Human Rights | Published: 15/11/2018 | Views: 606

Seven church leaders in Scotland have called for the home secretary to grant a Pakistani woman asylum, after she was acquitted of blasphemy.

Asia Bibi is a Christian who spent eight years on death row in Muslim majority Pakistan after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

There were mass protests after her conviction was overturned.

Kirk Moderator Susan Brown, and Leo Cushley from the Catholic church, have signed an open letter.  

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