Ashiq Masih, husband of Asia Bibi, and Eisham Ashiq, the oldest daughter of the couple, gave an interview to ACN. “This situation is terrible for me as her spouse and for our children. We are here to testify on behalf of Asia Bibi, who is being held a prisoner for nine years after being wrongly accused of having blasphemed against the Muslim Prophet Muhammed” said Masih. “She didn’t do anything wrong. She was on the garden talking to these Muslim neighbors of ours and then five days later police came and she was taken in custody. The whole thing was an abuse of power. Only afterward we became aware of what had happened” he adds. Eisham was nine when she witnessed her mother being arrested.
“The new day to commemorate the victims of religious violence is an important step to ensuring that more attention is