OTTAWA – Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has arrived in Canada with her husband, her lawyer confirmed to German media on Friday.
“She is united with her family,” Bibi’s lawyer Saif-ul-Malook told the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
Bibi’s two daughters left Pakistan in secret and flew to Canada in December earlier this month after accepting an offer of asylum by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ottawa is a leading contender to give the whole family asylum.
Bibi’s lawyer however did not disclose any further details about Bibi’s departure from Pakistan, citing security reasons.
Asia Bibi – also known as Asia Noreen – was unable to leave Pakistan while an appeal request was pending.