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Pakistani court grants month's bail to 2 radical clerics

AP  |  Lahore 

A says a has granted a month's release on to two clerics, leaders of a radical party behind widespread protests last year against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a case.

Afrasiab Khan says the on Tuesday ordered that Khadim and his deputy, Pir Afzal Qadri, be released on medical grounds for a month.

had long demanded the execution of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of charges last October by Pakistan's

Bibi, who had since her acquittal been under at a secret place, was finally allowed to leave last week to join her daughters in She'd spent eight years on death row for allegedly insulting the Prophet.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 21:41 IST