ISLAMABAD | Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy freed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD | Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy freed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD— A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row for blasphemy was released but her whereabouts in Islamabad on Thursday remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed.

Aasia Bibi was with her family and under heavy security after being transferred to the Pakistani capital overnight from her detention facility in southern Punjab.

The European Parliament has made an offer to protect Bibi’s family.

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