PAKISTAN: CHRISTIAN WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY
7 novembre 2010: a Pakistani court sentenced Asia Bibi, 37, a farm laborer from Ittanwali, Punjab, to death for “blasphemy” after a trial that lasted for more than 16 months.
She was also fined more than £700.
Ms Asia’s case dates back to June 2009 when she was asked to fetch water while out working in the fields. But a group of Muslim women labourers objected, saying that as a non-Muslim she should not touch the water bowl.
A few days later the women went to a local cleric and alleged that Ms Asia made derogatory remarks about the Prophet. The cleric went to police, who opened an investigation. (Sources: AllVoices.com, 08/11/2010)