Dutch offer temporary shelter to lawyer of freed Pakistani Christian

Dutch offer temporary shelter to lawyer of freed Pakistani Christian

The Dutch government said on Thursday it had offered temporary shelter to the lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan.

FILE PHOTO:  Saiful Mulook, lawyer of Christian woman Asia Bibi, addresses a news conference at the
FILE PHOTO: Saiful Mulook, lawyer of Christian woman Asia Bibi, addresses a news conference at the International Press Centre in The Hague, the Netherlands November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

AMSTERDAM: The Dutch government said on Thursday it had offered temporary shelter to the lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan.

Asia Bibi's lawyer, Saiful Mulook, was offered the chance to stay in the Netherlands for several months, a spokesman for the Foreign Affiars ministry said.

He arrived in the country on Saturday after being forced to flee for his life.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Gareth Jones)

Source: Reuters

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