Dutch offer temporary shelter to lawyer of freed Pakistani Christian

  • World
  • Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM (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)