The lawyer of the Christian acquitted of blasphemy announced that her client has left Pakistan for Canada, her new adopted country.
Asia Bibi’s fate remained uncertain until a few days ago: more than six months after being finally acquitted of a death sentence for “blasphemy” against Islam, there were still many in Pakistan demanding the death of the mother of a Catholic family. “I questioned available channels, and according to them, she has left for Canada,” where her daughters took refuge several months ago, confirmed her lawyer Saif Ul-Malook on May 8, 2019.
Wilson Chowdhry, of the British Pakistani Christian Association, told the Associated Press that he had received a text message from a British diplomat in which he wrote: “Asia is out.”
If this episode constitutes a happy epilogue of a nine-year ordeal suffered by Asia Bibi and her family, many Christians are still imprisoned in Pakistan, in the name of a “blasphemy law,” often used to settle personal conflicts, by spreading false accusations