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Italy committed to helping Asia Bibi: Foreign Ministry


Rome, Nov 7 (IANS/AKI) Italy's top and his staff are fully committed to helping a Christian woman, Asia -- amid fears for her safety in following her acquittal of after eight years on death row -- the said on Tuesday.

"Milanesi and the continue to follow with maximum commitment and attention the situation of Ms Asia Bibi, as many Italians have requested," the stated.

The ministry is "working closely with the and constantly coordinating with all the countries taking an interest in the case and is ready to follow up on any decisions the takes," the statement concluded.

Bibi, who had been sentenced to hang, cannot leave after violent protests by the after Pakistan's cleared her of all charges last week.

Bibi's husband says the family could be killed by Islamists and has pleaded for asylum in the UK, US or



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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 03:34 IST