Asia Bibi's high profile blasphemy case takes its toll
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Unnecessary attention to Bibi's case has created 'fierce opposition from religious groups'
Ashiq Masih with his daughters, Esha and Esham in Lahore. Their Catholic mother is currently embroiled in a blasphemy case, on death row. (Photo by Joseph Nadeem)
When imprisoned Aasiya Noreen, better known as Asia Bibi, was visited by her husband, he noticed her solitary confinement cell had been rearranged.
The Bible was still on the floor by her wooden bed in the six square meter cell but the television was outside the bars.
For Bibi, the TV was her only window to the outside world. "But now she has to depend on the goodwill of the Punjab prison authorities to turn it on. She keeps herself busy by praying and cleaning her cell and the attached toilet," said her husband, Ashiq Masih.
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