Asia Bibi's husband has appealed to US President Donald Trump for refuge for Asia and her family. He also appealed to the British and Canadian Prime Ministers for assistance.
The Irish Government would have overwhelming public support in offering asylum and any assistance possible to this family and others in similar circumstances. We should all contact the Taoiseachs office to urge him to act.
Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, D02 R583
Phone: 353 1 619 4000
Lo-Call Number: 1890 227 227 Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.
Fax: 353 1 6763302
Or any other Government department that might help.
From The News International (Pakistan) today:
ISLAMABAD: The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted after spending eight years on death row on charges of blasphemy has appealed to US President Donald Trump for refuge, citing danger to family members’ lives.
UK 'Won't Offer Asylum To Asia Bibi Amid Security Concerns'
But campaigners working to secure Bibi’s move abroad said the UK government had not offered her asylum, citing security concerns.
Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said two countries had made firm offers of asylum, but Britain was not one of them.
“I’ve been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists.
“Asia and her family have now decided to take up one of the offers for asylum from a western country.”
The Home Office said it could not comment on individual cases.