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A Work of Mercy You Can Support and Rejoice Over

A Work of Mercy You Can Support and Rejoice Over June 9, 2012

Nice to see this happening in the UK:

UK Electro-pop band launches campaign to support Christian mother sentenced to Death for defending her faith

Asia Bibi is a mother of five – sentenced to death in Pakistan for defending her Christian beliefs.

LONDON – Christian electro-pop band, Ooberfuse announced details today for an all out media blitz to raise awareness for Asia Bibi. Asia is a Pakistani Christian mother with five children who has been sentenced to death by hanging for defending her Christian beliefs.

The Free Asia Bibi media-awareness campaign includes the release of a song titled Free Asia Bibi, a music video and an informational website, www.FreeAsiaBibi.co.uk.  The music video features a disturbing visual portrayal of the squalid prison conditions where Asia Bibi is being held.   She is the first woman in Pakistan’s modern history to be sentenced to death by hanging.

Hal, member of the band Ooberfuse said “when we were invited to be involved in this project we knew very little about the life and significance of Asia Bibi.  We started reading all of the press accounts of her trial and condemnation to death.”    Ooberfuse stumbled across Asia Bibi’s autobiography, which had been written in French with the help of a journalist.    They set out to translate it to English and were horrified by the profound injustice of her situation.  In the last paragraph of the autobiography Asia says, “now that you know me, tell those around you what is happening; let them know about it. This is the only chance I have of being freed from this dungeon.”

Cherrie, the front-woman of Ooberfuse stated “we want the world to not just hear her story, but to do something about it!  – If you’re based in the UK, please join us outside the Pakistan embassy on Thursday, the 14th of June.”

To learn more about Asia Bibi please visit www.FreeAsiaBibi.co.uk –  Watch the video at http://youtu.be/oe8_Pjaedes

The song can be downloaded at http://ooberfuse.bandcamp.com/track/free-asia-bibi?permalink – All Proceeds to be donated for the benefit of Asia Bibi’s family via the British Pakistani Christian Association.

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Ooberfuse is an award winning Christian eletro-pop band based out of the UK.  They have been featured on EWTN, at the World Youth Day and have recently been commissioned by the UK Catholic Church to compose a soundtrack to promote religious vocations.  Learn more at http://www.ooberfuse.com/home.cfm

Contact: Hal St John, ooberfuse@gmail.com

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