Connect with us

Featured

Facing Death Threats, Asia Biwi’s Lawyer – Saiful Malook Flees To Netherlands

Published

on

Saiful Malook – the lawyer representing Asia Bibi – Pakistani Christian woman whose death penalty for blasphemy was overturned by the High Court of Pakistan, fled to the Netherlands. This was reported by Reuters, citing the Christian Rights Group in the Netherlands.

It clarifies that the Saiful Malook, who sought in the course of the trial the liberation of women, left the country on Saturday.

In late October, the Supreme Court of Pakistan abolished the death penalty for Asia Bibi and released her from imprisonment on charges of insulting the prophet Mohammed. Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old Christian, the mother of five children, was sentenced to death in 2010 and almost became the first woman to be executed for this most serious crime under the local law – the Blasphemy charges.

Pakistani authorities still do not dare to release Bibi from prison because of the mass protests of Islamists that swept the country.

Earlier, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and ordered her to be released of dangerous blasphemy charges. Asia Bibi had been living on death row since 2010 after being convicted. The incident angered the Christians worldwide and has been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help Bibi were assassinated.

The Supreme Court decision infuriated radical Islamists, in particular, members of a group called the Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP), who have taken to the streets to call for the death of the judges who made the decision.

Authorities, including members of the main military security agency, held negotiations with the leader of the group late on Thursday but they came to no agreement, the TLP leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, said

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Sargsian-Armenia Sargsian-Armenia
Expert Reviews3 hours ago

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Why Armenia Needs To Pull-Out From Occupied-Regions Of Azerbaijan: OPED

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Upper-Karabakh conflict was sparked with the open territorial claims of Armenians to Azerbaijan's historical lands, as well as ethnic provocations in...

AMCA-DRDO AMCA-DRDO
Featured4 hours ago

Indian 5th-Gen Aircraft To Be Fast-Tracked As DRDO, French Tech Giant Safran Set To Join Hands

As India looks to build its future fifth-generation fighter within its national boundaries, the country’s Defence Research and Development Organisation...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Europe4 hours ago

4.5 Gen Rafale Fighter Jets Find A Freakish Challenger In Ageing Italian AV-8B Harriers

With Greece set to receive its Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France, Turkey has also been beefing up its defence...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured7 hours ago

How Sworn Enemies Pakistan & Israel Are Supporting Azerbaijan While Armenia Gets Russian & Indian Backing?

The tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia are at its peak with deadly attacks that shook the Armenian-controlled Karabakh in the...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Americas18 hours ago

Not F-35 Jets or F-22 Raptors, This Is The World’s 1st Stealth Aircraft & Still The Fastest Ever

The United States along with Russia are front-runners when it comes to devising modern technology and blending it with state-of-the-art...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific20 hours ago

China Could Soon Deploy ‘Unmanned Helicopters’ In Ladakh As Tensions Mount With India

With the diplomatic and military talks in progress between the high ranking officials of New Delhi and Beijing, Indian and...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured20 hours ago

Three Islamic Countries That May Never Recognize Israel Despite The Acceptance Of Saudi Arabia?

In the wake of the ongoing developments, when clouds of war are hovering over India and China / Pakistan, perhaps...

missile missile
Featured22 hours ago

Russian & Israeli Origin Missiles Deployed In Ladakh As India Looks To Keep China At Bay

Amid heightening tensions in Eastern Ladakh with China, India has reportedly deployed BrahMos and Nirbhay cruise missiles along with Akash...

C-17-GLOBEMASTER C-17-GLOBEMASTER
Expert Reviews23 hours ago

Not Rafale Jets, But C-17 Globemasters Will Be The Real ‘Game Changer’ In India-China Clash At Ladakh

With neither of the two neighbours India or China ready to put their sword down, Ladakh continues to become a...

BALOCHISTAN BALOCHISTAN
Featured1 day ago

Afghan Peace Talks: Afghanistan’s Chief Peace Negotiator Lands In Pakistan

Afghan Peace Talks: Abdullah Abdullah will meet Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi,...

Advertisement