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MARGOT Parker MEP has called on Christian leaders to make their voices heard on the case of Asia Bibi.
Last week, a court in Pakistan overturned the death sentence of Mrs Bibi, the Christian woman accused of insulting Muhammad in a row with neighbours.
She has spent much of the past eight years on death row in solitary confinement.
East Midlands MEP Mrs Parker said it was only right and proper she had been freed and called on the Government to offer her asylum in the United Kingdom on humanitarian grounds so her life could be protected from the hardliners who had already taken the lives of many people defending her rights.
Now, Mrs Parker has called on Christian leaders to put pressure on the Pakistani Government to allow Mrs Bibi to live in peace and leave the country.
She said: "The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Catholic Church and Pope must be more vocal in helping to ensure the safety of Asia Bibi.
"We have to have more voices and more pressure from the Church and the whole international community - there must be a turning point to help reverse religious intolerance in Pakistan and ensure the state respects the rights of the Christian minority in that country."
Last month, Mrs Parker called for the release of Asia Bibi and an end to intolerance against the Christian minority in Pakistan (see attached video link).
You can view Mrs Parker's video here - http://www.margotparkermep.uk/my-videos/
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