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Pakistan’s High Court to Hear Blasphemy Appeal

Pakistan's Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in the case of a Christian woman facing the death penalty for blaspheming Islam. Court officials say justices on Wednesday suspended the execution of 50-year-old Asia Bibi until it renders a decision on her death sentence appeal. Though a temporary suspension is routine when the court accepts an appeal, defense lawyers are hopeful the court's decision will lead to an acquittal. A lower court convicted Bibi of blasphemy in...

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