Aasia Bibi lawyer Saiful Mulook makes new stunning revelations about his leaving country
THE HAGUE – Saiful Mulook, the lawyer who advocated on behalf of Asia Bibi in the Supreme Court, revealed that the United Nations and European Union made him leave the country against his wishes due to threats to his life.
He stated what is opposite to his previous statement during a press conference in The Hague as earlier he had said that in the current scenario, it was not possible for him to live in Pakistan.
After violent protests erupted following the acquittal of Asia Bibi by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case, Malook said he contacted an official of the UN in Islamabad.
“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 to leave Pakistan against my wishes,” the lawyer said.
Malook said he tried to convince them that he did not want to leave the country unless Asia is freed from the jail, adding, “I am not happy to be here without her, but everybody said that my life is in danger at that time and the whole world is taking care of the Bibi, who was awarded death sentence in 2010 over blasphemy charges.
“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,” the lawyer said.
Saif-ul-Malook reached The Hague on Saturday with the assistance of the HVC Foundation, a Dutch group that works for the human rights of Christian minorities in the world.
Commenting on the agreement between the government and the religious protesters, he termed it a face-saving deal, adding that Asia will be released soon.