Skip to comments.Italy to Help Asia Bibi Leave Pakistan as Pressure Mounts to Grant Her Asylum
Posted on 11/07/2018 6:15:54 PM PST by marshmallow
The Catholic mother of five faces a real possibility of death if she is released from jail but forbidden from leaving Pakistan.
Italy said on Tuesday it will help Asia Bibi obtain asylum after Pakistans government indicated the Catholic mother of five would not be allowed to go abroad, placing her and her familys lives in danger.
Pakistans Supreme Court acquitted Asia Oct. 31 after she had spent eight years on death row, charged with blasphemy against Islam.
News of her acquittal sparked mass protests by Islamists in Pakistan, leading her husband, Ashiq Masih, to warn that he, Asia and their children could be killed.
Pakistans government announced yesterday it had started a process to put Asia on a no-fly list which observers say would be tantamount to a death sentence. She was jailed after allegedly making derogatory comments about Mohammad in 2009 to fellow farm workers.
Asia remains in prison awaiting her release while her family members remain at home in a safe place. Her defense lawyer, Saif ul-Malook, has already left the country for his own safety.
Italys deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told Italian media Nov. 6 that he wants women and children whose lives are at risk to be able to have a secure future, in our country or in other Western countries, so I will do everything humanly possible to guarantee that (for Asia).
It is not permissible that in 2018 someone can risk losing their life for a hypothesis of blasphemy, he added.
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And only Italy offered?
She was persecuted for her faith and the West will prioritize the same people who’d gladly have her murdered for refugee status.
Good for Italy. Hope this courageous woman and her family are able to escape.
Glad they stepped up.
Trump needs to fly her here TOMORROW.
To their credit, Spain & France also have offered asylum.
Nice job, Salvini!
Update as well, per the story seemed to be written before she was actually RELEASED today, she is now, out of jail.
This article makes it sound like she is in a secured location and under “protective custody”.
The previous governor of Punjab tried to release her years ago, but he was murdered by his own guard. THAT guard was and IS considered a Muslim hero by the population
This is Pakistan, a US ally, to whom the USA gave billion$.
You have to be one brave follower of Jesus to be a Christian in Quetta or Islamabad
Its a death wish at best.
I dont understand. I have on good authority that its a Peaceful, Friendly Religion.
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