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Pakistan man’s blasphemy conviction overturned, 17 years too late

In Pakistan, even unproven allegations of insulting Islam can lead to assassinations and lynchings.

Do away with archaic laws on ‘insult to religion’

Malaysia must be 'psychologically liberated' as envisaged in Vision 2020.

Pakistan’s top court rejects challenge to Asia Bibi acquittal

Pakistan's Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the review petition has been dismissed based on merit.

Jakarta ex-governor set for release after blasphemy sentence

The Indonesia's capital's 1st non-Muslim governor was accused of insulting Islam.

Woman at centre of Pakistani blasphemy row leaves jail

The conviction stemmed from a 2009 incident when Bibi was asked to fetch water while out working in the fields bu Muslim women labourers objected to her touching the water bowl as a non-Muslim, and a fight reportedly erupted.

Woman at centre of blasphemy row still in Pakistan, says foreign...

Islamabad denies media reports that Asia Bibi had left the country.

Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says EU, UN made him leave ‘against my...

Saif-ul-Malook, who has fled to the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad after Islamist violence erupted following the Pakistani Supreme Court's acquittal of Asia Bibi on Wednesday.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman pleads for asylum

The request came a day after he criticised a government deal with hardline Islamists that left her in legal limbo.

Pakistan PM praised for stand against hardliners, as blasphemy protests persist

Khan has vowed to confront extremists who called for the assassination of the country’s Supreme Court justices, and for mutiny against the army’s top brass, after the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy.

Pakistan’s Christians laud acquittal of blasphemy accused

Wednesday's acquittal of the illiterate mother represented a rare victory for the community -- with Christians in Pakistan's capital Islamabad hailing the Supreme Court's decision.

Pakistan overturns Christian woman’s blasphemy death sentence

Blasphemy is an incendiary charge in deeply conservative Muslim Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam and its Prophet Mohammed can provoke a violent and bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.

Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban

The legislation is largely obsolete and there have been no successful prosecutions since the Irish state was established.

Hardliners threaten judges as Pakistan awaits blasphemy ruling

The allegations against Bibi date back to 2009, when she was working in a field and was asked to fetch water. Muslim women she was labouring with allegedly objected, saying that as a non-Muslim she was unfit to touch the water bowl.

Pakistani Christian in final court appeal against blasphemy execution

Asia Bibi, a mother of five, has been on death row since 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI joined in international calls for her release.

Indonesia bans Chinese video app Tik Tok for ‘inappropriate content’

The app was banned for containing “pornography, inappropriate content, and blasphemy”

Ex-governor of Jakarta to stay in jail as Indonesia court rejects...

Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Christian ex-governor of Jakarta to review his conviction for insulting Islam, a court spokesman said on Monday, so the politician will serve out his two-year sentence.

Indonesia reduces sentence of Christian inmates for Christmas

Annual policy applied on country's independence, religious festivals sees 9,333 prisoners have their sentences reduced, including former Jakarta governor Ahok.

BBC names Zahid by mistake in Pakistan blasphemy issue

Adding letter "i" to Pakistani law minister Zahid Hamid, who resigned yesterday, puts spotlight on Malaysia's Zahid Hamidi, in Facebook post that also tagged him.

Blasphemy laws on the books in one-third of nations, says study

The bipartisan US federal commission called for repeal of blasphemy statutes, saying they invited abuse and failed to protect freedoms of religion and expression.

Housewife jailed for blasphemy in Indonesia

Aisyah was named a blasphemy suspect in February for promoting an unorthodox version of a Muslim prayer on a website she ran, and in flyers she distributed around Mataram.

Pakistani gets death sentence in Facebook blasphemy case

The official brought charges against Raza based on the comments made on the social networking site.

UN urges Indonesia to free jailed Jakarta governor

The call came as the family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, unexpectedly withdrew an appeal against his conviction and two-year jail term for blasphemy.

Ahok jailed for 2 years for blasphemy

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his nickname Ahok, was hauled into court last year to face trial for allegedly insulting Islam while campaigning for re-election in a case critics said was politically motivated.

Indonesia delays blasphemy trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor

The prosecution's main reason in asking for a delay was to have more time to prepare.