Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

PETITION/Petitioner worried, with the International Catholic Missionary Mission 'Mission Aachen' about the Pakistani Christin Asia Bibi and her family

Brussels, 14/01/2019 - 13:16, UNIQUE ID: 190114_4
Petition responses

Brussels, 21 December 2018 Ares(2018)6641023

Dear Petitioners,

I thank you for your letters concerning the situation of Ms Asia Bibi. I would like to assure you that the European External Action Service has followed her case with the greatest attention along the past years.

In the current, and expectedly last, stage of the legal proceedings, the Supreme Court of Pakistan is awaited to take a decision on the review petition challenging Ms Bibi's acquittal. The Pakistani authorities confirmed that she would remain in Pakistan until the Supreme Court has definitively adjudicated on the case. At the same time, the Office of Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed the strong resolve of the Government of Pakistan to respect and give effect to the judgment of the Supreme Court. 

The European Union will continue to follow the case.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dietmar Krissler