NewsNov 05, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall
Ashiq Masih, the husband of Asia Bibi, is requesting asylum for their family as protests over Bibi's acquittal of blasphemy charges grow ever more intense and violent. According to the BBC, Masih has requested Theresa Kay, the prime minister of the UK, to step in and negotiate for the family's freedom. He has also called on Canadian and US leaders for help.
In a statement to German broadcaster DW, Masih said that "he and his family were frightened" by the deal struck by the Pakistani government and the extremist protestors.
"The agreement has sent a shiver down my spine," Masih said. "My family is frightened, my relatives are frightened and my friends are also frightened."
"This agreement should never have been struck," he went on to say. "The three judges delivered the verdict after taking into account all aspects of the case, analyzing all factors, studying the contradictions and basing everything on facts. Therefore, the government should not have come to such an agreement. I think the Supreme Court should take notice of this."
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