Asia Noreen ( (Urdu: آسیہ نو رین better known as Asia (also spelled Aasiya) Bibi, Urdu: آسیہ بی بی, born c. 1971) is a Pakistani Christian woman who was convicted of blasphemy by a Pakistani court, receiving a sentence of death by hanging. The verdict, which would need to be upheld by a superior court, has received worldwide attention. If executed, Noreen would be the first woman in Pakistan to be lawfully killed for blasphemy.
Christian minister Shahbaz Bhatti and Pakistani government politician Salmaan Taseer were both killed for opposing the blasphemy laws. wikipedia
Pakistani victim had endured more than three dozen surgeries over more than a decade to repair her severely damaged face and body when she finally decided life was no longer worth living. AP/yahoo
Afghan girl's 'horrifying abuse'
A video given to the BBC shows the extent of the injuries suffered by a 15 year-old Afghan child bride who was locked up and tortured by her husband.
The girl was left starving after being detained by him and his family for several months.
The case came to light this week when police rescued the teenager, Sahar Gul, who had been locked up in the basement of her in-laws' house.
Police say that she had had her nails and clumps of hair pulled out.
In addition they say she had chunks of flesh cut out with pliers. bbc
Indian girl sacrificed
The body of Lalita Tati was found in October one week after her family reported her missing.
“A seven-year-old girl was sacrificed by two persons superstitiously believing that the act would give a better harvest,” Narayan Das, the police chief of Bijapur district, told AFP by telephone.
The two men was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of killing the girl and offering her liver to the gods in a grisly tribal ceremony. Police said the men had confessed to the crime. dawn