Asia Bibi asylum request in Netherlands

Woman's husband had appealed to Italy for help

(ANSA) - Rome, November 8 - Asia Bibi's lawyer, Saif ul-Malook, told CNN on Thursday that a request for asylum has been presented in the Netherlands for the woman, her husband and her children. Bibi is a Pakistani Christian woman who was condemned to death by hanging for blasphemy eight years ago but was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court.
    She has been unable to leave the country because of fundamentalist Islamic protests.
    Bibi's husband on Tuesday appealed to Italy for help in getting out of Pakistan.