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Family waits to see if mother, accused of blasphemy, will be hanged

Family waits to see if mother, accused of blasphemy, will be hanged

By Reza Sayah, CNN
This month a Pakistani court sentenced Isham’s mother, 45-year-old Asia Bibi, to death, not because she killed, injured or stole, but simply because she said something. Prosecutors say Bibi, who is a Christian, broke Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law by insulting Islam and the prophet Muhammad, a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment according to Pakistan’s penal code.