Asia Bibi suffering from intestinal bleeding in Pakistan prison
According to the family, the Christian women jailed in Pakistan is suffering from intestinal bleeding and requires medical treatment. Her lawyers have mobilized to call for a medical response after a recent family visit.
Asia Bibi has endured years in prison, given the death penalty for false charges of blasphemy and is described by family as “so weak she can hardly walk.”
The family visited last week after not seeing Asia for over a month. They were traveling in Europe to come to Madrid for #WeAreN Congress, organized by MasLibres.org and after his visit to the Vatican, where they were received during the general audience by Pope Francis.
“When vomiting there is also shown traces of blood, Asia has difficulty feeding properly, while constant pain in the chest. Therefore, it is necessary that Asia Bibi be submitted as soon as possible a full medical checkup, including blood work,” said the same sources.
Lawyers of Asia Bibi have taken the necessary legal actions to receive timely medical treatment and is transferred to the prison in Lahore, which can provide more adequate health care and she would be closer to her family, who have to travel for several hours from Lahore to Multan on each visitation.
Asia allegedly spoke negatively about Islam or their prophet as witnessed by some abusive women working near the women. Her long and storied struggle, trial, failed appeals and more, can all be found here on The Dispatch.