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Tuesday Nov 06 2018

Asia Bibi’s lawyer says UN, EU made him leave Pakistan

Pakistani lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook speaks to journalists during a press conference, in The Hague on November 5, 2018 - AFP

THE HAGUE: Saif-ul-Mulook, the lawyer for Asia Bibi has revealed that the UN and EU made him leave Pakistan “against my wishes” because he was a “prime target.”

Mulook who has fled to the Netherlands said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad following protests across the country after Asia Bibi’s acquittal by the Supreme Court.

"And then they (the UN) and the European nation ambassadors in Islamabad, they kept me for three days and then put me on a plane against my wishes," the lawyer told a press conference in The Hague.

"I pressed them that I would not leave the country unless I get Asia out of the prison... I am not happy to be here without her, but everybody said that you are the prime target at the moment and the whole world is taking care of Asia Bibi.

"They were of the view that I was the prime target to be killed, and that my life was in imminent danger. For three days they did not let me open the door, one day I called the French ambassador and said I do not want to be here."

Mulook arrived in The Hague at the weekend after a short stopover in Rome

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