Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail: Lawyer
Islamabad (AFP) Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail, her lawyer said.
“I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land,” lawyer Saif-ul-Malook said in a message sent to AFP.
Pakistan’s highest court ordered Bibi’s release last week after overturning her conviction, triggering protests by hardline Islamists in a case that underscored divisions between traditionalists and modernisers in the devoutly Muslim nation. (AFP)