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Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail: Lawyer

PTI islamabad
Updated: 08-11-2018 01:20 IST

Islamabad, Nov 7 (AFP) Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail, her lawyer said.

"I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land," lawyer Saif-ul-Malook said in a message sent to AFP.

Pakistan's highest court ordered Bibi's release last week after overturning her conviction, triggering protests by hardline Islamists in a case that underscored divisions between traditionalists and modernisers in the devoutly Muslim nation. (AFP) NSD


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