This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019.
The ACLJ fights for life and religious freedom all across the world, and this year we celebrated a tremendous victory when a Christian woman was finally freed from a 10-year nightmare ordeal.
Asia Bibi, Christian mother of five, was sentenced to hang because she drank from the same water as a Muslim coworker. As a Christian she was considered unclean, and she was charged with baseless blasphemy charges. Asia was convicted under Pakistan’s archaic blasphemy laws and was sentenced to execution by hanging.
For more than four years, our legal team aggressively advocated for Asia Bibi’s freedom, engaging in a multi-pronged legal advocacy campaign across the globe.
We took Asia Bibi’s plight to the U.N. presenting multiple written and oral presentations, urging global intervention for her freedom. We even sent a legal letter directly to Pakistan, demanding her immediate release.
More than 800,000 people from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide signed our petition for her freedom.
Finally, the Supreme Court of Pakistan overturned her conviction and sentence, and earlier this year she was able to leave Pakistan and safely settle in a country that respects and protects her religious liberty.
Your support for the ACLJ’s advocacy efforts and your tireless prayers helped save an innocent Christian woman’s life, and that is something we should all celebrate.
We continue to work at the highest levels of government and at the U.N. to defend persecuted Christians around the globe.
To help the ACLJ continue to have the resources we need to make these victories for persecuted Christians possible, please consider making a Tax-Deductible donation to the ACLJ through our year-end Matching Challenge. Your gift will be DOUBLED dollar-for-dollar through the end of the year.
You can read more in the ACLJ’s 2019 Victories Series here.
Chip in today and double your impact.
Take action with the ACLJ as we continue fighting for life and liberty. Make a tax-deductible gift today. Have your gift doubled through our Matching Challenge.
The ACLJ’s affiliate office in Pakistan recently celebrated its 10th anniversary defending religious freedom with clients, supporters, and staff. As you know, our European counterpart, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has an affiliated office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal...
Members of Congress have just sent a critical letter to the foreign secretary of India calling for the immediate release of our client, American Pastor Bryan Nerren. Pastor Nerren is a U.S. Pastor from Tennessee who has been ministering in Nepal and India for almost two decades, training Sunday...
As we told you last week , Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident from North Carolina – just marked a sad anniversary: his third year as a prisoner in China. We appeared before the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) urging the world’s leaders to take action to set him free. Pastor Cao...
A single day behind bars for being a Christian is one day too many. Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – has now been a prisoner in China for THREE YEARS. And now he faces a potential new threat to his safety. Pastor Cao spent decades serving the impoverished of China and Burma...