Free at Last
The remarkable story of a woman who refused to renounce her faith and unwittingly became the global symbol of the fight against religious extremism.
'I was going to die because of a glass of water.'
After drinking water from the same glass as a Muslim woman, Asia Bibi, a Christian, was sentenced to hang by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 2010 on charges of blasphemy.
Bibi's case polarised all of Pakistan and mobilised international support from across the globe, including politicians, journalists, and countless organisations and supporters who fought for her freedom. For nine long years, Bibi awaited death in prison until she was formally acquitted in January 2019. Now a political exile, Bibi is reunited with her family in the West, but she will never be allowed to return to her homeland.