Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Asia Bibi's solicitor to go back to Pakistan

 No date yet set for review of Asia Bibi case by Pakistan's Supreme Court

THE Pakistani solicitor, Saiful Malook, who successfully fought a long legal struggle to get Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of the current high-profile blasphemy case acquited, now says he will return home to represent her whenever the country's Supreme Court takes up a review petition against her.

Saiful Malook, who fled in fear for his life to the Netherlands following threats to him from radical Islamists after the Oct. 21 acquittal of Asia Bibi, said on Christmas Day that no date has been set by the court to hear the petition.

This announcement by Malook came as Asia, the 54-year-old mother of five, celebrated Christmas amid security despite being freed. Bibi had been on death row since 2010 on charges of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

The extemely radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik political party held violent nationwide protests demanding her public execution after her release.


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