Asia Bibi seeks asy­lum in the Nether­lands

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS - Is­lam­abad: BBC

An asy­lum ap­pli­ca­tion has been filed in the Nether­lands for Asia Bibi, the Chris­tian Pak­istani woman ac­quit­ted last week of blas­phemy charges, her lawyer told The ap­pli­ca­tion was sub­mit­ted for Ms Bibi, her hus­band and two daugh­ters, said at­tor­ney Saiful Malook, who fled Pak­istan this week to the Nether­lands. How­ever, a spokesper­son for the Dutch for­eign min­istry told that Bibi, who re­mains in Pak­istan, can only file an ap­pli­ca­tion for asy­lum from within the Nether­lands.

Bibi was ac­quit­ted of blas­phemy charges in late Oc­to­ber by Pak­istan’s Supreme Court fol­low­ing eight years on death row.

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