The case of Asia Bibi: out of jail doesn’t mean out of Pakistan

Several countries in Europe have offered asylum to Asia Bibi, but this victim of Pakistan’s horrific blasphemy laws is not out of danger until she gets out of that s#*thole country.

Asia Bibi: Christian Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy released from prison

The mother-of-five is expected to be granted asylum in a European country with her family in the wake of violent protests.

A supporter of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), a hardline religious party, holds an image of Asia Bibi during a protest rally
A supporter of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), a hardline religious party, holds an image of Asia Bibi during a protest rally

A Christian Pakistani woman has been freed from prison after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy.

Asia Bibi was with her family and under heavy security after being transferred to the Pakistani capital of Islamabad overnight from her detention facility in southern Punjab.

The European Parliament has made an offer to protect Ms Bibi’s family in the wake of protests by radical Islamists and their demands for her public execution.

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