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“Our Christ sacrificed His life on the cross for our sins. … Our Christ is alive,” those are the words that Asia Bibi, a wife and mother, used to defend her faith against mocking co-workers who tried to make her convert to Islam.

She was later convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death. She now awaits her fate in a Pakistani prison.

In Pakistan, more than 150,000 Christians have signed a petition demanding justice for persecution victims, including Asia Bibi. However, Voice of the Martyrs, an advocacy group for persecuted Christians hopes to get 1 million signatures, which it will deliver to Pakistan officials.

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