(3 Nov 2018) Hundreds of people rallied in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Saturday to protest the Supreme Court's decision to acquit a Christian woman sentenced to death on blasphemy charges.
The rally was organised by the hardline Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam political party, and one local leader at the protest demanded that the supreme court ruling be overturned and the woman be executed.
Asia Bibi was arrested in 2009 and convicted and sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Bibi's family has always maintained her innocence and says she never insulted Islam's prophet.
Since Wednesday's landmark ruling over her acquittal, radical Islamists have protested across the country to pressure the government to prevent Bibi's release from an undisclosed detention facility.
Her release was delayed on Friday after authorities agreed to bar her from flying abroad following talks between the government and the radical Islamist Tehreek-e-Labbaik party in Lahore.
The party agreed to stop its protest in return for the government stopping Bibi from leaving the country until the Supreme Court makes a final review of its verdict, government officials said.
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