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Pakistan’s Asia Bibi case forces it back into a deeper theocracy

Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic, of blasphemy on October 31. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar unanimously reversed the 2010 trial-court judgment that had held her guilty of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad and sentenced her to death. The Lahore High Court dismissed her appeal in 2014 and […]