Rome Newsroom, Aug 13, 2021 / 05:35 am
A Christian couple who spent seven years on death row in Pakistan on false blasphemy charges has been granted asylum in a European country.
According to human rights organization ADF International, Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel arrived in Europe this week after their death sentence was overturned by the Lahore High Court in early June.
The parents of four children said they are “so relieved to finally be free” and are happy to be reunited with their children after a very difficult eight years.
The Christian spouses were released from prison on July 1. The country where they have been granted asylum has not been identified due to security concerns.