British MPs speak up for Asia Bibi

Fifty-four UK Parliamentarians have signed a letter calling on Pakistani politicians to consider the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, who has been sentenced to death under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.

Premier Christian Radio reports that In a joint letter, authored by Rehman Chishti MP, the Westminster MPs say they feel strongly that a miscarriage of justice has taken place, and that the case should be reviewed. The letter calls on the Prime Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the Chief Justice, Nasir-Ul-Mulk, to consider Ms Bibi’s case as a matter of urgency.

The letter, and list of signatories, can be read in full here.

An Early Day Motion on the same topic was submitted last week.