Monday, January 18, 2021

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

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


Indian Air Force Bets Big On Russian Jets; Set To Acquire More MiG-29, Su-30 MKI Fighters – Reports

The Indian Air Force is set to procure 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets from Russia. This development comes after the Indian...

UK, Germany, France Warn Iran Against Starting Work On Nuclear Program

Tensions between Iran and the EU nations including the UK, Germany and France have reached a fever pitch over Tehran’s decision to accelerate nuclear...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Condemns Attack On Female Judges; Urges Taliban To End Violence

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a statement said the terrorist attack and continued violence is contrary to Islamic guidance and urged the Taliban to...

Why Pakistan Keeps Calling India’s Ruling Party BJP’s Parent Body RSS A Terror Group?

Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council to designate India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) -- the parent organization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Why China’s Dream Of Establishing Overseas Military Base In At-Least 12 Nations Could Soon Turn Into A Nightmare? 

Contrary to the apprehensions of the US Department of Defense that China is wooing 12 countries to make them agree to host its military...