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Lawyer of freed Christian woman leaves Pakistan a “prime target”

Saif ul Malook REUTERS/Eva Plevier

By: Keerthi Mohan

The Pakistani lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy said on Monday (5) he had been forced to flee to the Netherlands for his life, and has no idea where his client is. Lawyer Saiful Mulook, who defended Asia Bibi in a case that has led to the assassination of two Pakistani politicians, said local United Nations staff had urged him to leave the country on Saturday following her acquittal last week. “I was put on a plane against my wishes,” Mulook told reporters in The Hague. “I am not happy to be without her.…

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