Asia Bibi is finally out of Pakistan, according to news reports. Her lawyer has told CNN that she is now in Canada, where two of her daughters have already been granted asylum.
The Christian woman was acquitted of blasphemy by the Pakistan Supreme Court last year, but has not been free to leave the country. Instead, she has had to live in safe houses to escape extremists who continue to call for her to be killed.
‘It’s a big day,’ Asia’s lawyer, Saif Ul Malook, told The Guardian. ‘Asia Bibi has left Pakistan and reached Canada. She has reunited with her family.’
Release International has long been campaigning for her freedom and the repeal of Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws.