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  • Human Rights Day: Pakistan should challenge the blasphemy laws, not entrench them

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    December 10, 2018   3:15 pm

    The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS-UK) is calling upon the Pakistani Government to take steps to end the misuse of the Blasphemy Laws. The Pakistani Government should use Human Rights Day on Monday 10 December to put fresh impetus on reviewing the place of laws in the Pakistani legal system and society […]

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  • CLAAS requests prayers for Sawan Masih’s release

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    November 26, 2018   1:25 pm

    Sawan Masih has been on death row since 2014, and his appeal is fixed to be heard on November 27 by the divisional bench before the Lahore High Court. Sawan Masih was accused by his Muslim friend Shahid Imran of making derogatory remarks against the Holy Prophet in 2013, and a case was registered against […]

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  • Asia Bibi’s lawyer says she needs German passport to leave Pakistan

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    November 26, 2018   1:20 pm

    Asia Bibi’s lawyer has appealed to the German government to grant her and her family citizenship. In a news conference in Frankfurt Saiful Mulook said that while Bibi was now free, she and her family needed a passport to leave the country. The 53-year-old Pakistani Christian was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to […]

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  • Pakistani Government has no plans to amend blasphemy law

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    November 21, 2018   11:09 am

    Pakistan’s president has said the government will not amend the blasphemy law. President Dr Arif Alvi also said the government has no plan to recognise Israel. He made the remarks during an address at Governor’s House, Lahore, on November 17. Dr Alvi emphasised the need to highlight the true essence of Islam. In presence of […]

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  • Almost 200 parliamentarians sign open letter to Pakistani Prime Minister

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    November 10, 2018   8:26 pm

    Almost 200 parliamentarians have signed an open letter to the Pakistani Prime Minister urging the government to secure Asia Bibi’s safe removal from the country. According to media reports, although she has left the prison, she has not yet been allowed to leave the country. Paul Coleman, Executive Director of human rights organisation ADF International […]

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