Italian lawmakers back protection for Aasia Bibi
ITALIAN Parliament has come out in support of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy, and sought protection for her and her family.
The Foreign Affairs Committee of Italy’s Lower House of Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution calling for protection for Aasia Bibi.
“In backing this resolution, the Italian Parliament has demonstrated its support for international efforts and to the serious and constructive commitment of Italy’s Government towards a positive outcome to these events,” said committee chairwoman Marta Grande.
Aasia Bibi was released from jail in Multan, Pakistan, on Thursday following her acquittal of blasphemy last week by the Supreme Court after eight years on death row.