EU official: Release of Asia Bibi shows promise for religious freedom

Posted September 12, 2019 2:27 am by Editor

EU official: Release of Asia Bibi shows promise for religious freedom

Budapest, Hungary, Sep 12, 2019 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A European Union official who played a role in working for the release of Pakistani death row inmate Asia Bibi said the outcome shows the potential of international cooperation to promote religious freedom.

Jan Figel is the EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion outside of Europe. In an interview with CNA, he praised Bibi as “an admirably brave woman and loving mother. She did not give up her Christian faith [in exchange for freedom], and she represents encouragement for many others facing false blasphemy accusations.”

Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five,

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