Pakistan Works To Stop Asia Bibi Leaving After Blasphemy Protests

The acquittal of Asia Bibi in has been met by violent blasphemy protests in Pakistan. In response to the protests, authorities agreed to put Bibi on the exit control list (ECL), as well as the government promised not to oppose a court petition to reverse the decision that acquitted her.


“Placing Asia Bibi on the ECL is like signing her death warrant,” said Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association. Bibi, a mother of five, remains in the same prison where last month two men tried to kill her, although she has been shifted out of her windowless cell.

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