Thursday, June 7, 2012
Free Asia Bibi campaign launched by British ‘Electo-pop’ music group
By Michael Ireland
Senior International Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
UNITED KINGDOM (ANS) -- An all-out media blitz has been started to raise awareness for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian mother of five children who has been sentenced to death by hanging for defending her Christian beliefs.
The music video features a disturbing visual portrayal of the squalid prison conditions where Asia Bibi is being held. She is the first woman in Pakistan’s modern history to be sentenced to death by hanging.
Ooberfuse band member Hal, said: “When we were invited to be involved in this project we knew very little about the life and significance of Asia Bibi. We started reading all of the press accounts of her trial and condemnation to death.”
Ooberfuse stumbled across Asia Bibi’s autobiography, which had been written in French with the help of a journalist.
They then set out to translate it to English and were horrified by the profound injustice of her situation.
In the last paragraph of the autobiography Asia says: “Now that you know me, tell those around you what is happening; let them know about it. This is the only chance I have of being freed from this dungeon.”
Cherrie, the front-woman of Ooberfuse stated: “We want the world to not just hear her story, but to do something about it! - If you’re based in the UK, please join us outside the Pakistan embassy on Thursday, June 14.”
To learn more about Asia Bibi please visit: http://www.freeasiabibi.co.uk
Watch the Ooberfuse video at http://youtu.be/oe8_Pjaedes
The song can be downloaded at: http://ooberfuse.bandcamp.com/track/free-asia-bibi?permalink
All proceeds to be donated for the benefit of Asia Bibi’s family via the British Pakistani Christian Association.
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