The lawyer who represented a Christian woman in Pakistan, Asia Bibi, recently acquitted of blasphemy, has fled the country to Europe.
Saif Mulook who is still Bibi’s lawyer said he had to flee for his life so that he could continue to represent the woman.
Bibi was sentenced to death eight years ago after being accused of blasphemy by her neighbor whom she got into an argument with.
However, in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in Pakintan, Bibi was acquitted and freed to go back to her family, a decision which many Pakistani hardline Muslims had continued to protest.
It is still unclear if Bibi had left Pakinstan but many countries have offered her asylum even as violent protest continue to rage as many demand that she must be executed.
The protests had forced state officials to agree to bar Bibi from leaving Pakistan in a bid to end the protests. Read more