Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy against Islam by a group of Muslim women, was acquitted by the Supreme court of Pakistan a couple of weeks ago. However, she is still hiding in an undisclosed place and has been barred from leaving the country.
The demonstrations after her acquittal prove how toxic the religious environment is for vulnerable religious groups in Pakistan. Even when members of minority groups such as Christians, Hindus, Sikhs or Ahmedis are circumspect about expressing any opinion about Islam that may be misconstrued, personal vendettas mean they can easily fall foul of blasphemy laws. Just accuse your adversary of blasphemy and let rumour and the unjust laws take their course.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in talks with the Pakistani government to grant asylum to Bibi.