The lawyer Saif-ul-Malook, who represents the Christian Asia Bibi, who was acquitted last week by the Supreme Court of Pakistan of his death sentence for blasphemy, has fled his country for security reasons and is in the Netherlands, he confirmed. today the foundation for helping persecuted Christians (HVC).
In a statement, the association explained that Ul-Malook, who left Pakistan last Friday because "it was too dangerous" for him, has been in the Netherlands since Saturday with the help of HVC, an organization that has also covered defense costs. from Asia Bibi.
The lawyer will today distribute in The Hague a text with the history of his client and will explain later the latest developments of the case, which has taken to the streets thousands of radical Islamists of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), to protest against the absolution of Asia causing the almost paralyzing of the country for three days.
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, a mother of five children, spent almost eight years on death row since being denounced in 2009 by two women for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad and sentenced to death a year later.
The highest judicial body of his country acquitted her last Wednesday and annulled the death sentence for blasphemy on the grounds that they observed "serious contradictions" and found "lies" in the testimony of the two women who denounced her.
The hard law antiblasfemia paquistaní was established in the British colonial time to avoid religious clashes, but in the decade of 1980 several reforms sponsored by the then dictator, Mohamed Zia-ul-Haq, favored the abuse of this rule.