the Christian Asia Bibi was released

A week after she was acquitted, Asia Bibi was released from prison where she was held for eight years for blasphemy. She can not leave the territory.

Asia Bibi, in November 2010.

Christian Asia Bibi, acquitted one week ago after eight years on death row for blasphemy, but who has been in prison since then, was released, said his lawyer Saif ul-Mulook Wednesday in Agence France Presse.

"She was released, I was told she was on the plane, but nobody knows where she will land.", wrote Me ul-Mulook in a message to AFP. The release arrived at Multan (center) prison on Wednesday, where she was detained, according to a prison framework. According to a civil aviation officer in Multan, a small plane landed there in the evening "Some foreigners and some Pakistani" on board, without further precision.

Denied by neighbors for drinking water of a well-reserved basically for Muslims, this Christian was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010, before he was found innocent of this crime, Wednesday, October 31st.

Asylum application

But after the protests of Islamists, the government signed a controversial agreement in the night from Friday to Saturday. In particular, he promised to start a procedure to ban Bibi from leaving the country and not to block a petition to revise the acquittal sentence initiated by a clergyman.

On Sunday, November 4, the husband of Asia Bibi sought asylum for his wife, three daughters and himself in the United States, the United Kingdom or Canada.

Christian & # 39; s lawyer, Saif-ul-Mulook, left the country for the Netherlands, "Against his will" according to him, the UN and the EU are afraid of his security against the threats of radical Islamists.

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