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Asia Bibi flees Pakistan

A Christian woman who spent years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy has left the country.

Asia Bibi was originally convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours.

The Supreme Court overturned the conviction last year following an appeal, causing mass protests across the country.

Bibi was kept at a secret location while arrangements were made for her to leave the country.

Pakistani government officials did not reveal her destination or say when she left.

But her lawyer Saif ul Malook told the BBC she had already arrived in Canada, where two of her daughters are understood to have been granted asylum.

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