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Pakistan's High Court Overturns Christian Woman's Blasphemy Conviction

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Pakistan's High Court Overturns Christian Woman's Blasphemy Conviction
Under Pakistan's controversial law, people convicted of blasphemy face either a death sentence or life imprisonment.
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Pakistan's high court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010. 

Under Pakistan's controversial law, people convicted of blasphemy face either a death sentence or life imprisonment. 

Asia Bibi was convicted of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in an argument with neighbors in 2009. She reportedly spent much of her time in custody in solitary confinement. 

She has maintained her innocence and won her appeal on Wednesday. The Pakistani court said she could go free immediately. 

The ruling sparked protests from people who want the country to maintain strict blasphemy laws. Protesters reportedly blocked some roads and were involved in clashes with police. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.