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Protesters supporting Asia Bibi

The British government has reportedly denied an asylum request from Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who spent eight years on death row before Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned her blasphemy conviction. The head of the British Pakistani Christian Association says the government is worried Bibi's presence would "cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists."