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Asia Bibi

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 186154, tabled on 31 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the granting of asylum to Asia Bibi following her acquital of the charge of blasphemy.

Answered on

5 November 2018

Asia Bibi’s acquittal will be very welcome news to her family and those who have campaigned in Pakistan and around the world for her release. We are closely monitoring the situation and developments. The UK’s position on the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries is well-known, we call for its abolition globally.

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