Aasia Bibi still in Pak

 

Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her daughters in Canada.

Aman Ullah, a liaison between Bibi and European diplomats, who have sought to assist her spoke to Aasia Bibi on telephone. He said  the 54-year-old lady is being held in a room in the southern port city.

He said Bibi, who faces death threats by radical Islamists, is frustrated and frightened, uncertain of when she will be able to leave the country.

 

Aasia Bibi, a labourer from Punjab, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and was on dying row till her acquittal in October, final 12 months.

Since her acquittal, she has been in protecting custody, with authorities refusing to disclose her whereabouts out of concern for her security.

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