Asia Bibi case: Christian woman jailed for blasphemy allegedly free to leave Pakistan after supreme court ruling – on way to Canada?

Pakistan’s supreme court has upheld its decision to acquit Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over blasphemy charges, meaning she is now free to leave the country and seek asylum in Canada.

Ms Bibi’s case became a totemic cause for fundamentalist preachers in Pakistan, after she was accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad during an argument with two Muslim women. She strongly denied the allegation.

Her conviction and death sentence were thrown out by the supreme court in October, which cited a complete lack of evidence. The decision sparked protests across the country.

If she makes it to Canada it will be one of the few decent things done by the Liberal government. Now she only has to worry about the Islamists imported to Canada.

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