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Italian lawmakers back protection for Asia Bibi


Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) has come out in support of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy, and sought protection for her and her family.

The Foreign Affairs Committee of Italy's lower house of Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution calling for protection for Asia

"In backing this resolution, the has demonstrated its support for international efforts and to the serious and constructive commitment of towards a positive outcome to these events," said committee

Asia was released from jail in Multan, Pakistan, on Thursday following her acquittal of last week by the after eight years on death row.

Asia Bibi's husband had said the family was in danger from Islamists and pleaded for asylum.

Several Western countries are understood to have held discussions with Asia Bibi's family about granting them asylum. Masih has reportedly asked the for help.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 13:34 IST