Pakistani Christian Woman Leave For Canada After Blasphemy Acquittal

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, has left the country

Her conviction was overturned last year by the Supreme Court.

She was originally convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbors.

Pakistani Government Officials did not reveal her destination, or say when she left.

But her lawyer Saif Ul Malook told the BBC she had already arrived in Canada, where two of her daughters are understood to have been granted asylum.

Asia Noreen – commonly known as Asia Bibi – was kept at a secret location while arrangements were made for her to leave the country.

Since the 1990’s scores of Christians have also been convicted. They make up just 1.6% of the population.

Since 1990, at least 65 people have reportedly been killed in Pakistan over claims of blasphemy.

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