Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined to confirm whether Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case arrived in Canada. “There are sensitive privacy issues and security issues on this and so I can’t comment,” Trudeau told reporters outside the Parliament.
While British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to confirm that Canada was her destination while speaking on the floor of the House of Commons. “Canada made this offer and we thought it was right and appropriate that we supported the offer that Canada had made,” May said.
Meanwhile US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (May 8) said that “The United States welcomes the news that Aasia Bibi has safely reunited with her family,” he said in a statement. “Aasia is now free, and we wish her and her family all the best following their reunification.”
The Supreme Court on October 31, 2018 acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. She had remained in prison as the Supreme Court’s decision triggered protests in the country from religious groups led by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan.