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Asia Bibi

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Prisoner Name: Asia Bibi

Location: Pakistan

Arrested: June 2009

Sentence: Death Penalty

RELEASED

On October 31, 2018 Asia was acquitted by the Supreme Court in Lahore after eight years on death row. Due to concerns about her safety she was kept in confinement before being flown to Islamabad. After her acquital her exact whereabouts were unknown but she was reportedly held in protective custody within Pakistan due to threats from the Islamist political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik, which was (and still is) demanding her execution.

On May 8, 2019 it was confirmed that Asia Bibi had been flown to Canada and had been re-united with two of her daughters who had been granted asylum there.

 

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