'Fake' Images Show Aasia Bibi Leaving Pakistan

'Fake' Images Show Aasia Bibi Leaving Pakistan

Protests had erupted in several cities after the Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, on October 31.

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi's lawyer on Friday said he was seeking asylum for his client and her family in The Netherlands amid violent protests in Pakistan by radical Islamists against her acquittal in a blasphemy case.

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Her husband has appealed in particular to Britain, Canada and the USA, claiming that Ms. Bibi's life would be in danger as long as she lived in Pakistan.

"Aasia Bibi is in Pakistan and all the reports circulating on social media regarding her leaving the country are baseless and unfounded", he said.

A soldier stands guard outside the building of Foreign Office of Pakistan, Islamabad.

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"Asia Bibi is in Pakistan and images of her leaving the country and greeted overseas are fake", said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. They've also filed a petition to repeal her Supreme Court acquittal.

Bibi's ordeal dates back to 2009 when she went to fetch water for herself and fellow farmworkers.

Insulting Islam is punishable by death in Pakistan, and the mere rumor of blasphemy can lead to lynchings by mobs.

A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard Asiya's 2014 appeal against her conviction and death sentence and overturned the ruling in favour of her. The women later said Ms Bibi had insulted the Prophet Mohammed, and she was charged with blasphemy.

Bibi is still in prison in Punjab province, even though the Supreme Court ordered she be "released from the jail forthwith if not required to be detained in connection with any other case".

Following Bibi's release, the TLP vowed to return to the streets if she was allowed to leave the country.

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