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Asia Bibi: Court acquits Christian woman on death row
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Asia Bibi: Court acquits Christian woman on death row


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A Christian woman who was sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy has won her appeal and been acquitted.

Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row over water with some of her neighbours.

She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement.

Her acquittal is widely expected to spark protests in Pakistan, where there is strong support for the laws.

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