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Asia Bibi and the legacy of partition

Asia Bibi and the legacy of partition

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
15/11/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The protests in , following the acquittal of , have shown the depth of intolerant  sentiment. We’ve seen protesters gather in their thousands, calling for the execution of Bibi. We’ve seen rioters attack cars with rocks and burnt tires, imploring Pakistan’s lawmakers to change their minds. And we’ve seen roads blocked with massive containers, with one protester explaining that the traffic will ‘remain blocked until Asia Bibi is hanged’.