A 46 years old Christian woman, Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death and has been in prison for the past four years just beacuse she used the cup of a Muslim woman to drink water speaks out about her ordeal and how the Pakistani Minister of Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti was killed for trying to help her after speaking with her husband along side another government official for speaking out on her behalf.
Mrs Bibi was beaten, bruised and then taken to the village imam who told her she can redeem herself only by conversion to Islam or otherwise die.
She refused to convert but begged with the crowd that she did not insult their religion. They accused her of lying and repeatedly beat her until two policemen took her to a police station.
That day she was thrown into a prison cell and has remained locked up ever since.
Apparently the government has released to release her since then with the excuse of angry protests by extremists.
As reported by the New York Post, Mrs Bibi – a farm worker from rural Punjab – has released a memoir called ‘Blasphemy’.
She describes how she has no idea how long she has left to live. Talking about how she ended up in her position, she says: ‘I drank water from a well belonging to Muslim women, using â€œtheirâ€ cup, in the burning heat of the midday sun.
‘I, Asia Bibi, have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. Iâ€™m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit-pickers.’
Mrs Bibi dedicated the memoir to her husband from the prison.
Below are photos of protesters and also Mrs Bibi family with the Pakistani Minister of Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti: