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Italy urges Pakistan to drop Asia Bibi’s death sentence
ICC Note:
The Italian government is stepping in on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan facing the death sentence for alleged blasphemy, demanding that her sentence be revoked.
01/08/2013 Pakistan (CT) -Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi has given instructions to its embassy in Islamabad to appeal to the Pakistani authorities on behalf of Asia Bibi.
Bibi, a Christian, has been held since 2009 and condemned to death on the charge of blasphemy.
According to a news release from Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this underscores the Italian government’s expectation that the sentence would be revoked.
The news release said that hopes for her immediate release have been expressed to the Pakistani authorities.
The news release said Italy has also been engaged in intense diplomatic efforts in support of Asia Bibi in Brussels within the framework of the strategic EU-Pakistan dialogue.

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