LAHORE: Today the appeal case of Asia Bibi adjourned for October 16,2014.The Court has given last chance to lawyers of the both side for final arguments.
Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and Chief of LEAD ,who has recently pledged to do all he can to help free Asia Bibi, was present in the court along with his team and leading counsel of the appeal case S.K.Choudary.
On June,24,2014 LEAD filed petition in Lahore High Court,Lahore for the re-fixation of earlier hearing of Asia Bibi’s appeal case which was decided by giving hearing date of today September 9,2014.In November 2010,Asia Bibi,a Christian mother,was convicted under section 295 C PPC and sentenced to death.Since from the accusation to death conviction,she is languishing in jail and is awaiting her appeal decision which is now pending in the Lahore High Court.Her appeal hearing is being cancelled consecutively five times.The last one time, it was postponed when the counsel for the complainant did not turn up.
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