Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five sentenced to death by Pakistan for blasphemy, imprisoned for nine years, is finally out of Pakistan, where baying mobs of Jihadists tried to kill her, and thus fully free.

We salute Canada for having the courage to save her. Bravo to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

UN Watch campaigned for Ms. Bibi’s release over a decade. UN Watch brought her husband, Ashiq Masih, to speak in the United Nations and at UN Watch’s annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights.

UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer repeatedly took the floor inside the UN Human Rights Council, asking, in “We ask Pakistan, when will they release Asia Bibi, the innocent Christian mother of five, now on death row on the absurd charge of blasphemy?”

In 2012, CNN reported on UN Watch’s petition presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council calling on Pakistan to free Asia Bibi.

The petition was signed by 50 activists including a former Czech foreign minister, the president of the U.N. General Assembly, a survivor of Tiananmen Square and a women’s rights advocate from Mali.

On numerous occasions, UN Watch invited Anne-Isabelle Tollet, the French journalist who wrote a book and reported extensively from Pakistan on Asia Bibi’s case, to speak before the United Nations and its Geneva Summit for Human Rights.

Anne-Isabelle Tollet, the French journalist who led a global campaign to free Asia Bibi, addresses UN Watch’s 4th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, in 2012.



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