BREAKING: ‘Released Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi On Way To Netherlands’, Sources Say

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan, was reportedly on her way to The Netherlands after her release from jail following a recent acquittal of blasphemy. Bibi's lawyer Saif-ul-Malook, who already fled to The Netherlands, confirmed reports about her release on Wednesday, November 8, through a Dutch-based foundation helping persecuted Christians.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Acquitted of Blasphemy; Concerns About Her Safety

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for "blasphemy" against Islam, has been acquitted but concerns remain about her safety, several officials told BosNewsLife. “Finally it has happened. Asia Bibi was released after nine years of detention, eight of which she spent on death row," said European legislator Peter van Dalen who met Bibi's family ahead of Wednesday's decision.

BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Pakistan Christian Bibi Nominated For EU’s Sakharov Prize

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

STRASBOURG, FRANCE (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi who faces execution by hanging on controversial charges of 'blasphemy against Islam' has been nominated for the European Union's prestigious Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought by an influential group of European legislators.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Postpones Christian Woman’s Death Sentence Appeal

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifebibi

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- After waiting seven years in jail, Pakistan's first Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy had her final Supreme Court appeal adjourned, as angry Muslims packed the court room to demand her execution.

Pakistan Teenager “Murdered” For Christian Faith

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeSuleman7

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- New details have emerged about a murdered Christian teenager in Pakistan with investigators saying he was killed this month for "wasting horse food" and then hung from the rafters of a barn where he was employed, to create the impression of a suicide.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Mob Attack Churches, Homes In Lahore (Update)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Xavier P. Williams reporting from Pakistan
pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) Several people were injured when anti-Christian mob violence broke out again in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the scene of suicide bombings against two churches in March that killed 17 worshippers. Christians in the area told BosNewsLife that angry Muslims, some armed, opened fire, ransacked churches, destroyed homes and attacked residents. Many Christians were reportedly fleeing the area.

Pakistan Halts Christian Exodus; Sri Lanka Detains Refugees


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

pakistan_christiansISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities prevented more than one thousand "persecuted" Christians from fleeing Pakistan and hundreds of Christian asylum seekers have been detained in Sri Lanka, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Sunday, June 29.