A lawyer for Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row in Pakistan, says she would like to leave her homeland for any western country willing to issue visas for her and her family.

Lawyer Saiful Malook told reporters in Frankfurt on Tuesday that the failure of any country to offer to take them is why Bibi and her family haven’t already left Pakistan.

Saiful Malook, lawyer of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, is photographed prior to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Bibi has been freed recently from jail after eight years on death row for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Saiful Malook, lawyer of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, is photographed prior to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Bibi has been freed recently from jail after eight years on death row for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Malook said that for Bibi, who is currently at a secret location in Pakistan, “any western country would be acceptable.”

Pakistan’s Supreme Court judges on Oct. 21 acquitted the 54-year-old mother-of-five of blasphemy charges, but her case has inflamed radical Islamists some of whom are calling for her death.

Source: The Associated Press

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