The Pakistani Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has now been freed from prison. Saif ul Malook, her lawyer, explained to International News Agencies, that Asia Bibi was "on a plane but no one knows where she is landing". (UPDATE: Pakistan officials have denied Reports that she was flown out of the country)
When she was acquitted there were violent protests from Islamists. Thus, the government barred her from leaving the country. Her husband made many pleas for asylum explaining they were in great danger in Pakistan. The order to release her had been sent to the prison in the city of Multan, where she was being held. Asia Bibi, also known as Asia Noreen, was convicted in 2010 of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row with neighbours. According to reports several countries have offered her asylum. Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudry told the BBC that security has been "beefed up".
Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, confirmed that Bibi was released from prison, saying he waits her in Europe.