Asia Bibi Press Conference
Press conference with the Lawyer of Asia Bibi

The Diplomatic Council together with the Christian misio organized the very first press conference ever with the lawyer of Mrs Asia Bibi, Mr. Saif-ul-Malook, in Europe. The first public appearance was initiated by Diplomatic Council Business Ambassador Jamal Qaiser, who was born in Pakistan and lives in Germany for decades.

The Asia Bibi blasphemy case involves Pakistani Christian woman Aasiya Noreen, ‎commonly known as Āsia Bibi, who was in June 2009 accused of blasphemy after an argument with co-workers while harvesting berries. She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned. In November 2010 a Pakistani court sentenced her to death by hanging. Various petitions for her release were created by organisations and Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis called for the charges to be dismissed. On 31 October 2018, the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted Amis Bibi citing "material contradictions and inconsistent statements of the witnesses" which "cast a shadow of doubt on the prosecution’s version of facts." The decision sparked protests headed by Islamist parties in major cities of the country. Today Asia Bibi lives in freedom in Pakistan, but because of the ongoing protests her life is threatened as long as she stays in Pakistan. So she hopes to have a chance to settle in Europe to have a life in peace and harmony with her husband and her two daughters.

The Asia Bibi case is not just a case of a personal destiny, but it is far beyond about human rights, freedom of religion and the rule of law.