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Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail: Lawyer

AFP  |  Islamabad 

Pakistani Christian woman Asia who spent eight years on death row for has been freed from jail, her said.

"I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land," Saif-ul-Malook said in a message sent to AFP.

Pakistan's highest court ordered Bibi's release last week after overturning her conviction, triggering protests by hardline Islamists in a case that underscored divisions between traditionalists and modernisers in the devoutly Muslim nation.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 01:25 IST