Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Nov 8, 2018 by

from BBC News:

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says.

The Supreme Court ruling last week sparked violent protests from Islamists and the government agreed to their demand to stop her leaving Pakistan.

News of her release led to some confusion, with reports she had been taken to another country.

But the foreign office later confirmed she was still in Pakistan.

Her husband had said they were in danger and pleaded for asylum. Several countries have offered to grant them asylum-seeker status.

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