Six years ago, Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother of five, was imprisoned and sentenced to death on the charge of blaspheming Muhammad.
Wednesday July 22, the Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear her case.
People worldwide are watching the case, hoping the Court will not only refuse to allow her execution but will also release her immediately.
Although there seems to be little chance that she will be executed, neither Bibi nor her family—who have been in hiding—will be able to return home, due to countless death threats hanging over their heads from Muslim clerics.
Her husband explained to the Daily Mail that his wife never even did what she is accused of. He said:
“A group of women suddenly told her not to drink from the bowl and an argument erupted. My wife will argue back, she is bold, so she stood up for herself.’But the women argued and then started mentioning our religion – asking silly questions.’Asia was abused by the women, saying that as a non-Muslim she was unfit to touch their water bowl.
According to Voice of the Martyrs, nearly 700,000 signatures have been collected from people in more than 100 nations, asking the Pakistani government to release her. The petition drive is called “A Call For Mercy.”