Report: British Prime Minister Personally Blocks Asylum Request for Asia Bibi
London, U.K.. -
The United Kingdom has so far refused to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who was recently freed after serving eight years on death row for blasphemy.
The Daily Mail reports UK Prime Minister Theresa May personally blocked the granting of asylum to Bibi, even overruling the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has said that Bibi should be given refuge in the UK.
May was reportedly convinced that by granting Bibi refuge, she would inflame tensions among British Muslims and could even provide a stimulus for attacks on UK embassies around the world.
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