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A Pakistani woman walks past a house in the Kasur district (AP)

A nine-year-old boy and his mother have been released four days after their arrest, following an accusation that he had desecrated a Koran

Salman Taseer, right, Governor of Pakistani Punjab Province, listens to Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, left, at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan.  (AP Photo/File)

Asia Bibi’s appeal hearing postponed

One of the three judges scheduled to preside at the hearing said he could not hear the case

Salman Taseer, right, Governor of Punjab Province, listens to Asia Bibi, left, at a prison near Lahore. Bibi continues to deny blasphemy charges on which she was convicted to death in 2010 (AP)

An ‘ethical foreign policy’ would take action against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, centre, speaks during a press conference (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Asia Bibi, pictured in 2010 (CNS)

Soran Masih had previously been denied access to his daughter who was convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan in 2012

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws claim jurisdiction over those who are not Muslim, which is simply outrageous

Protesters demand the release of Asia Bibi in Lahore in 2010 (CNS)

Ms Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 after a row over drinking water

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Asia Bibi's daughters pose with a photograph of their mother (Photo: CNS)

Christian woman on death row for five years is transferred to a different prison

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

Ms Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2009