Asia Bibi was harvesting berries and dared to have a religious discussion with her fellow peasants. They were Muslim and didn’t like what she had to say. But whereas in normal countries, you have a political or religious disagreement, in Pakistan, they live under medieval laws, with medieval customs. Including a blasphemy law.
So Asia Bibi was convicted of the crime of blasphemy — and sentenced to death.
One Christian politician dared to speak up for her. He was assassinated. If they can do that to a leading political figure, they can do that to anyone.
On October 31, almost a decade after her conviction, the Pakistani Supreme Court claimed it had reviewed details of her conviction, and found discrepancies, and noted that Asia Bibi’s Muslim colleagues had insulted her first, and so she could be let go for that reason.
That’s not even a victory, of course. It’s really a loophole to get someone out of jail to stop what little political pressure there was on Pakistan.
No Asia is seeking refugee outside of Pakistan, where crowds of protestors are demanding her death.
It's likely she will flee to the Netherlands, even though Justin Trudeau claimed she could come to Canada.
But Asia wouldn't be safe in Canada. She would require security from the thousands of radicalized Muslims in Canada would want her dead.