Asia Bibi’s lawyers have made a request to the Pakistani Supreme Court seeking to appoint another judge immediately or a new colleague to hear the case.
The request sent to the Chief Justice comes after yet another postponement of Bibi’s hearing, in which her defence team are appealing her death sentence for apostasy. According to Fides, Bibi’s lawyers are confident that a new date for the hearing will be set sometime within a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the director of the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement Nasir Saeed, stated that despite the postponement, they are still very hopeful that at the next hearing the charges against the Christian mother of five will be dropped.
Immediately following the Court’s decision to postpone the decision on the issue, demonstrations were held in several parts of the country, including Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, with Sunni Muslims chanting slogans and carrying signs reading ‘#HangAsia.’
Sources: Christian Today, Asia News