Son of Slain Pakistani Governor Warns of Hundreds More ‘Asia Bibis’

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Shaan Taseer said, "While Asia Bibi — the world’s most famous prisoner victim of blasphemy — is a free woman, I want you all to know that there are 200 Asia Bibis in jail accused of blasphemy law in Pakistan." (Christian Post photo)

The Christian Post – The son of a Pakistani governor assassinated in 2011 because of his support for imprisoned Christian mother Asia Bibi told religious freedom advocates that there’s more than 200 people jailed in Pakistan for blasphemy.

Shaan Taseer, son of late Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, delivered a powerful address at the State Department’s second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Wednesday — the second day of a three-day summit touted as the largest of its kind ever held. 

“Eight years later, the woman that my father gave his life to defend has been found innocent by the highest court in the country,” Taseer said. “. . . Asia Bibi’s acquittal is a victory for humanity.”

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