Younus, the brother-in-law of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian girl who spent years in jail earlier than her acquittal, was killed in Sheikhupura metropolis of Punjab province in Pakistan on Monday.
According to the FIR, Younus had gone to his farms on May 24 and didn’t return dwelling at night time. His physique with throat slit was traced within the farm the next morning.
In 2011, Salman Taseer, the influential governor of Punjab was assassinated after he made headlines by interesting for the pardon of Asia Bibi, who had been sentenced to demise for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.
A month after Taseer was killed, Religious Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian who spoke out towards the legal guidelines, was shot useless in Islamabad, underlining the risk confronted by critics of the legislation.
Asia Bibi is now residing in exile after the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted her primarily based on inadequate proof in October 2018.
Recounting the hellish situations of eight years spent on demise row on blasphemy fees but additionally the ache of exile, Asia Bibi just lately broke her silence to present her first private perception into an ordeal that induced worldwide outrage.
French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet, who has co-written a e-book about her, was as soon as primarily based within the nation the place she led a help marketing campaign for her.
“You already know my story through the media,” she stated within the e-book. “But you are far from understanding my daily life in prison or my new life,” she stated.
“I became a prisoner of fanaticism,” she stated. In jail, “tears were the only companions in the cell”.
Pakistan’s blasphemy legal guidelines carry a possible demise sentence for anybody who insults Islam. Critics say they’ve been used to persecute minority faiths and unfairly goal minorities.
No authorities in Pakistan has made changesto the blasphemy legislation because of fears of a backlash.