The husband of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman on death row for nearly five years for blasphemy, has spoken about how the family’s lives are under constant threat.
The law has “destroyed our lives”, Ashiq Masih told the BBC. “We get death threats. We can’t stay in one place for very long”.
Massih, who has been in hiding with their five children since Bibi’s conviction, has made a fresh appeal for help.
“I call on the international community to help. And I ask the Pakistani government to review this law.”
Reforming the blasphemy law is under consideration in Pakistan but it’s a dangerous issue – two politicians who spoke out against it were killed.
However the court that convicted Bibi has pushed for new legislation that will make future blasphemy convictions harder to achieve.