Supporters of Islamic political party Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-F protest for the second consecutive day after the Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi. Photo: EPA

Asia Bibi’s husband seeks asylum outside Pakistan, fearing violent reprisals after death sentence for blasphemy overturned

  • Bibi – who had been on death row since 2010 on blasphemy charges – was acquitted by the Supreme Court, triggering large street protests by Islamists
  • The government reached a deal on Friday to end the protests by agreeing to a travel ban preventing Bibi from leaving the country
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Supporters of Islamic political party Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-F protest for the second consecutive day after the Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi. Photo: EPA
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