Urgent Action: Christian woman accused of blasphemy at risk in Pakistan

Aasia Noreen, known as Aasia Bibi, is a Christian farmworker who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2010. Despite being acquitted of all charges by the Supreme Court, the Pakistani government gave in to demands by a violent mob, stopping her from leaving the country and having the Supreme Court review its ruling.

Please write immediately in English, Urdu or in your own language calling on the Pakistani authorities to:
•    Uphold the Supreme Court’s acquittal of Aasia Bibi and facilitate her immediate release and her safe travel with her family to another country where she may wish to seek asylum;
•    Protect the senior judiciary and other officials against threats and violence from protesters;
•    Repeal the blasphemy laws as soon as possible, as well as other laws that discriminate against religious minorities and put their lives in danger.

Federal Minister for Human Rights
Dr. Shireen Mazari
Ministry of Human Rights
State Life Building, No. 5, Blue Area
Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92 51 9216620
E-mail: minister@mohr.gov.pk
Twitter: @ShireenMazari1
Salutation: Honourable Minister

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister
Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari
Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis
6th Floor, Block-B, Pak Secretariat
Constitution Ave, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 9210077/+92 51 9213540
Fax: +92 51 9201088 / +92519201823 / +92519103882
Email: info@pmo.gov.pk
Twitter: @sayedzbukhari
Salutation: Dear Special Minister

And copies to:
Foreign Secretary
Tehmina Janjua
Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92 51 9211942
Fax: +92 51 9207217
E-mail: spokesperson.office@mofa.gov.pk
Twitter: @tehminajanjua

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR SYED IBNE ABBAS, High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 35-36 Lowndes Square SW1X 9JN tel: 020 7664 9284 Fax 020 7664 9224 or 020 7664 9227 (Ambassador’s office) email: poldiv@phclondon.org and cwd@phclondon.org and suggestions@phclondon.org  web: www.phclondon.org facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pakistanihighcommissionuk   twitter: https://twitter.com/phclondon  Salutation: Your Excellency

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