More than a month after her acquittal was announced, Asia Bibi is still in protective custody and has not yet been reunited with her daughters.
Protesters were joined By Brendan Howlin TD as they gathered outside the Embassy of Pakistan in Dublin to protest and pray for Asia Bibi.
Asia Bibi was finally released from Multan prison on 7 November and flown to Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, where she is being held under heavy security.
The government of Pakistan has agreed to place Asia Bibi’s name on the country’s Exit Control List (pictured) , meaning that she will not be allowed to leave Pakistan.
On 31 October, Pakistan’s Supreme Court declared Asia Bibi innocent of blasphemy and ordered her immediate release from prison.
On 24 October, the case of Asia Bibi (Pakistan) was raised by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil.
The court highlighted discrepancies in evidence but did not give a date for the announcement of its verdict.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has announced that the long-awaited final appeal of Asia Bibi against her death sentence for blasphemy will begin on Monday 8 October.
Former cricket star Imran Khan is poised to become prime minister, but his victory is causing concern among Pakistani Christians because of his support for Sharia and the blasphemy laws.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said the Supreme Court will hear Asia Bibi’s appeal “soon” and that he will preside over the bench.