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In blasphemy case, Pakistani Christian woman transferred to capital

November 7, 2018 8:35 PM
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ISLAMABAD — A Christian woman acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy was being flown Wednesday night to a facility in the capital Islamabad from an undisclosed location in another province for security reasons, two senior government officials said.

Amid tight security, Asia Bibi left a detention facility in Punjab province for the flight to the capital, the officials said. Troops guarded the roads leading to the airport from which she departed, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday as they were not authorized to speak to media on the record.


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