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A petition to overturn last year’s acquittal of blasphemy charges against the Catholic wife and mother was dismissed Tuesday.
The overturning of the Catholic mother’s conviction for blasphemy triggered violent national protests by Islamist groups.
Although many of the world’s blasphemy laws are enforced in largely Muslim countries, they exist in every region of the world.
Authorities flew Bibi to an undisclosed location the night of Nov. 7 for security reasons, two senior government officials told the AP.
The Catholic mother of five faces a real possibility of death if she is released from jail but forbidden from leaving Pakistan.
Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010, is free to leave the prison in Sheikhupura, Pakistan.
The Pakistani mother had been on death row for nearly five years, due to an accusation, which she denied, that she insulted Islam’s prophet Muhammad during an argument.
On Oct. 16, 2014, the Lahore High Court rejected Bibi’s last appeal seeking to overturn the death sentence.