Pakistani lawyer returns home to defend Aasia Bibi

 

Pakistani lawyer returns home to defend Aasia Bibi

Malook said he'll be in court the following day for its final decision.

By AP

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Published: Mon 28 Jan 2019, 9:35 AM

Last updated: Mon 28 Jan 2019, 12:42 PM

The lawyer of a Pakistani Christian woman facing the final ruling on her fate is back in the country, vowing to fight the last legal hurdle with his client who has faced death threats following her acquittal in a blasphemy case.
Saiful Malook fled the country after Pakistan's Supreme Court last October ruled to release Aasia Bibi from death row.
The decision sparked protests and forced authorities to place Bibi under guard at a secret location until the top court reviews the extremists' petition against her.
Malook said on Monday he'll be in court the following day for its final decision.
Police have stepped up security and jailed several, including hard-line cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi who organised past protests against Bibi.
 



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