Blas­phemy woman out

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

A PAK­ISTANI Chris­tian woman who spent eight years on death row for blas­phemy has been freed from jail and flown to a se­cret des­ti­na­tion.

Asia Bibi’s re­lease comes a week after her ac­quit­tal in a land­mark case that trig­gered Is­lamist protests in Pak­istan.

Her hus­band has ap­pealed for Bri­tain or the US to grant asy­lum to their fam­ily. Her lawyer fled to the Nether­lands after threats to his life.

The Govern­ment agreed in a deal with Is­lamists to im­pose a travel ban on Bibi, and not to chal­lenge an ap­peal.

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