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La LDIF avec un collectif d'associations dédiera le 8 mars à Asia Bibi condamnée à mort

La LDIF avec un collectif d'associations dédiera le 8 mars à Asia Bibi condamnée à mort pour blasphème au Pakistan.

Paysanne illéttrée, sa vie a basculée le 14 juin 2009, lorsqu'elle a été accusée de ce crime suprême par des femmes de son villages car en tant que chrétienne elle avait osé boire la même eau que ces femmes. Le crime de blasphème est une menace permanente qui pèse sur tous les citoyens au Pakistan y compris lsur es musulmans. Il suffit que quelqu'un veuille se venger d'un voisin pour que la vie d'un homme ou d'une femme ne pèse plus lourd..

Une délégation du collectif d'associations sera reçue à l'Ambassade du Pakistan à Paris le 8 mars à 11h suite à la lettre ci-dessous :

LEAGUE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Founded by Simone de Beauvoir
Member of the European Women’s Lobby
6 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France (hhtp://www.ldif.asso.fr),
MOUVEMENT POUR LA PAIX ET CONTRE LE TERRORISME
Founded Member of International Alliance Against Terrorism
Maison du Citoyen, 16, rue du RP Aubry 94120 Fontenay-sous-Bois

COMITE LAICITE ET REPUBLIQUE
Maison des associations, 54 rue Pigalle, 75009 Paris 

REGARDS DE FEMMES
33, rue Bossuet, 69006 Lyon, France

COORDINATION FRANCAISE POUR LE LOBBY EUROPEEN DES FEMMES
6, rue de la Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris, France

COLLECTIF CONTRE LE TERRORISME
Maison du Citoyen 16, rue du RP Aubry 94120 Fontenay-sous-Bois

EGALE
Egalité Laïcité Europe
29, rue du Dr Lombard 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux France


Embassy of Pakistan
His Excellency,
Ambassador Shafkat Saeed
18 Rue Byron,
75008 Paris

SUBJECT: International women’s day dedicated to Asia Bibi

21 February, 2012

Excellency,

We would be very grateful if you would accept our presentation to you of a letter and a bouquet of flowers for Asia Bibi on 8 March.
Asia Bibi has become a world wide symbol of the injustice of blasphemy laws. For this reason it was decided to dedicate the 2012 UN International Women’s Day to her.

We respectfully urge the government of Pakistan to free Asia Bibi and to guarantee her safety as well as that of her family.

As you are aware, on 14 June 2009, the life of Asia Bibi suddenly exploded: she was accused of blasphemy. Everything began when she reacted against colleagues who said that she, as a Christian, had polluted the water they were drinking by touching it before them. A few minutes earlier, the group of women was quietly working together in the fields near their village in the Penjab.
On 8 November 2010, she was condemned to death by hanging on the basis of article 295C of Pakistani Law.

Since then Asia Bibi is in Sheikhupura prison suffering terrible living conditions.

She is a poor illiterate country woman, mother of five children. The whole family is being destroyed by what is happening. Her only hope was based on the support of two high level political personalities who showed concern for her situation. The brutal killing of these two people: Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti and Governor of Punjab Province of Pakistan, Salman Taseer, for opposing the blasphemy Law, put an end to this hope.

Such a law is seen as creating a legal authorization to kill. It is understood as a divine Law by extremist elements and is widely used by them as a tool of intimidation, harassment, persecution and extra-judicial killing.

We respectfully urge the government of Pakistan to honour itself by freeing Asia Bibi and abolishing the blasphemy Law which is suspended like a sword over poor minorities and individuals. We further suggest substituting for it a Law conforming to the International Human Rights conventions and treaties enshrined in the Constitution of your great country.

Very respectfully yours,

President of LDIF President of MPCT President of CLR
Annie Sugier Lise Haddad Patrick KESSEL
President of RdF President of CLEF Coordinator of CCT
Michèle Vianès Olga Trostiansky Huguette Chomski Magnis
General Secretary of EGALE
Martine Cerf


Contact person: Annie Sugier 06 38 39 42 92

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