Dutch offer temporary shelter to lawyer of freed Pakistani Christian

by Reuters
Thursday, 8 November 2018 10:08 GMT

AMSTERDAM, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The Dutch government said on Thursday it had offered temporary shelter to the lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan.

Asia Bibi's lawyer, Saiful Mulook, was offered the chance to stay in the Netherlands for several months, a spokesman for the Foreign Affiars ministry said.

He arrived in the country on Saturday after being forced to flee for his life. (Reporting by Bart Meijer Editing by Gareth Jones)

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