Pakistani radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, centre in black turban, prays during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, of blasphemy, in Lahore on November 2. Photo: AP Pakistani radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, centre in black turban, prays during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, of blasphemy, in Lahore on November 2. Photo: AP
Pakistani radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, centre in black turban, prays during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, of blasphemy, in Lahore on November 2. Photo: AP
Pakistan

Pakistan arrests Khadim Hussain Rizvi, firebrand Muslim cleric who demands death of Christian woman Asia Bibi for ‘blasphemy’

  • Protests led by Khadim Hussain Rizvi seeking the execution of Asia Bibi have shut down major cities across Pakistan
  • Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, leading Rizvi’s supporters to call for the death of the judges

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Pakistani radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, centre in black turban, prays during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, of blasphemy, in Lahore on November 2. Photo: AP Pakistani radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, centre in black turban, prays during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, of blasphemy, in Lahore on November 2. Photo: AP
Pakistani radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, centre in black turban, prays during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, of blasphemy, in Lahore on November 2. Photo: AP
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