Asia Bibi’s Christmas will be in a ‘closed room’: British spokesman

Dec 20, 2018 by

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite.

Asia Bibi will still be in protective custody in Pakistan over Christmas, her British spokesman has said.

Asia Bibi, 53, is the Catholic Pakistani woman who was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s supreme court on October 31. Following her acquittal, there was mass unrest in Muslim-majority Pakistan, led by an Islamist political party. Dashing hopes that the woman and her family would soon find refuge abroad, the Pakistani government signed an agreement with the extremists, preventing Asia Bibi from leaving the country. The extremists hope to overturn Bibi’s acquittal and ensure her execution. Meanwhile, she, her husband, and her family are in hiding, protected from would-be lynchers by the government.

A petition to the Pakistani government to overturn the agreement will be heard in early or mid-January, Bibi’s British spokesman told LifeSiteNews.

“She’ll be spending Christmas in a closed room with her husband,” said Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association. He declined to comment on whether or not Bibi’s children would be with her.

Chowdhry, who is currently in Canada, had not heard that there has been recent criticism of the Vatican Secretary of State for stating that Asia Bibi’s case was “a Pakistani internal matter (“é una questione interna al Pakistan”).”

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