News / Thoughts

Updates, ideas, reflections and articles from Open Doors and our friends 
News / Thoughts

Pakistan: Asia Bibi finally free!

May 8, 2019

Eight years in prison. Vicious abuse. False allegations. A death sentence….

Finally, we’re hearing the news that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman from Pakistan, has left the country. She’s spent nearly a decade in limbo after she was falsely alleged to have insulted the prophet Mohammed. Even when all charges were dropped against her earlier this year, she was still in danger, with Islamic extremists threatening to take the law into their own hands. She’s been in hiding with her family ever since.

It’s now been confirmed that she is in Canada, having finally been allowed to leave Pakistan.

Henrietta Blyth, CEO of Open Doors UK and Ireland, said: “We are overjoyed that after years of unjust imprisonment and uncertainty while under protective custody, this devout Christian woman has finally been able to embrace her freedom. It has been a long and extremely difficult journey for her and her family. Asia Bibi’s steadfast faith is a true inspiration to millions of Pakistani Christians and to all of us worshipping freely here in the UK.”

Pray now…

Thank God that justice has finally been done. Pray for Asia and her family as they settle into a new life in Canada. Ask for continued protection, peace and the chance to embrace a new life of freedom. Pray for Christians in Pakistan who are facing increasing pressure from influential extremist groups.

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.