Aasia Bibi breaks silence

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Aasia Bibi, the Christian blasphemy accused who was acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court (SC) on October 31 last year, has expressed her gratitude to the country’s top court and the international forces who helped her achieve freedom. In her first print interview nearly four months after her release, Aasia told The Sunday Telegraph that she had at times fallen into despair as she languished in a death row cell over a trumped-up charge of blasphemy. “My whole life suffered, my children suffered and this had a huge impact on my life,” she said in a series of voice messages. While she expressed relief over her acquittal and consequent freedom, Aasia said there were many others in Pakistan who also needed fair trials.