(RNS) — Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was acquited of blasphemy, has left Pakistan. She had been in protective custody since the country's high court had released her from death row. She has rejoined family in Canada.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Exoneration in a blasphemy case in Pakistan rarely means one can start afresh. Instead, those acquitted face persecution from religious groups that refuse to recognize the jurisdiction of the courts.
(RNS) — A European court says the right to free speech does not include criticizing the Prophet Muhammad. But placing a halo on Islam, claiming it is untouchable, will only suggest that Islam is an implausible faith.
TORONTO (RNS) — Asia Bibi has been living in a safe house in Pakistan since being acquitted of blasphemy, unable to leave for fear of her life from Islamist mobs.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother who faced the death penalty for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad, was acquitted after spending years on death row.
(AP) Blasphemy laws are a life-or-death issue in Pakistan's conservative society, with harsh prison sentences or execution for lawbreakers.
(RNS) Ahmad Al-Shamri lost two appeals after being charged with atheism and blasphemy, both punishable by death.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistan's government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting to Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last week warned that those posting such content would be 'strictly punished.'
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities remanded a rapper in custody for four days on Monday over a music video he produced that allegedly insulted Islam.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Almost a quarter of the world’s countries -- in which 74 percent of the world’s population lives -- have serious restrictions on religious freedom, said the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
ISLAMABAD - The governor had called for reform of the law against insulting Islam. Street protests broke out by supporters of the killer, who consider him a hero for defending the faith.
(RNS) The Bible and "Fifty Shades of Grey" share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
(RNS) The Council on Islamic Ideology's demand to amend the blasphemy laws is being presented as a way to stop people from making false allegations or settling personal scores.