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Islamists rally in Pakistan for death sentence for Christian

AP  |  Islamabad 

Hundreds of supporters from an extremist have rallied in the city of to pressure judges to uphold a death sentence for a Christian woman convicted of

Asia Bibi has been on death row since 2010 after she was convicted of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Chanting "Hang infidel Asia," activists from the also rallied in other cities Friday, threatening nationwide protests if authorities free the woman.

Pakistan's earlier this week postponed ruling on her final appeal and her lawyers are hopeful of an acquittal arguing she was falsely accused.

That has angered Islamists who want her to be publicly hanged.

Bibi's first appeal was dismissed by a High Court in 2014, but the stayed her execution in 2015.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:25 IST
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