Musicians to Mark Third Anniversary of Christian's Arrest in Pakistan

Sunday, April 22, 2012

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

LONDON, ENGLAND (Worthy News)-- The third anniversary of Asia Bibi's illegal imprisonment will be marked by a rally and concert outside Pakistan's London embassy June 14.

The mother of five, Bibi was condemned to death by hanging by a Pakistani court for refusing to convert to Islam by holding firm to her Christian faith.

Between musical numbers, there will be readings from Bibi's own autobiography, now translated into English, as well as the first public performance of "Free Asia Bibi".

"Until Asia Bibi is freed from the hellish prison where she has spent the last 3 years, we should use all the opportunities we have in the UK to speak out on her behalf and for all those whose political and religious freedoms are compromised in any way," said Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association.

"Translating Asia’s autobiography into English has brought vividly to life the nightmare ordeal she and her family have been subjected to over the last 3 years," said ooberfuse's Hal St.John. "It is difficult for Western people like me, who take their religious freedoms so much for granted, to fully comprehend the violent and dark forces that can be at work elsewhere."