Published On: Wed, Nov 7th, 2018

The #UN in #Pakistan extended its assistance to Mr #Mulook at his request, and did not force him to leave the country against his wishes, nor can the UN force someone to leave Pakistan against his or her will

The United Nations has denied forcing the Pakistani lawyer of a woman convicted of blasphemy to leave the country.
Saiful Mulook fled to the Netherlands from Pakistan after violence erupted over Pakistan’s Supreme Court decision to overturn the conviction of Asia Bibi, who was on death row.
“The UN in Pakistan extended its assistance to Mr Mulook at his request, and did not force him to leave the country against his wishes, nor can the UN force someone to leave Pakistan against his or her will,” said UN spokesperson Eri Kaneko.
At a news conference in The Hague on Monday, the lawyer said that he was “put on a plane against my wishes” even though he had refused to leave the country without ensuring that his client was out of prison.
Mulook said that he contacted a UN official in Islamabad after the outbreak of clashes.

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