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  • Pakistani Senate body says misuse of the blasphemy law must be prevented

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    November 23, 2017   12:52 pm

    Members of a Pakistani parliamentary committee have had it is necessary to prevent the misuse of the blasphemy law. On Thursday the chairwoman of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights, Senator Nasreen Jalil, said innocent people have suffered and been wrongly accused of blasphemy. The committee met to reconsider procedural changes to prevent the […]

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  • Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy granted bail

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    November 22, 2017   3:55 pm

    A Pakistani Christian man who is accused of blasphemy has been released on bail. Iqbal Masih was charged under blasphemy law section 298 PPC (Pakistan Penal Code) on November 4. The section states that whoever with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious feelings of any person, utters any word or makes any sound in […]

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  • US urges Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws

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    November 16, 2017   9:08 pm

    The United States has recommended that Pakistan repeals its blasphemy law. At the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held in Geneva, the US also suggested that Pakistan grant the visit request of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Speaking on Monday US representative Jesse […]

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  • Mentally ill Pakistani Christian man held in jail over blasphemy allegations

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    November 16, 2017   6:22 pm

    A Pakistani Christian man with mental health issues who was arrested on the day of his son’s funeral has been charged with blasphemy and is being held in custody. Iqbal Masih, 65, who is a retired father of nine, and is from Fazlia Colony, Lahore, has been on medication for long standing mental health issues. […]

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  • Five Pakistani Christian families flee their home after teenager falsely accused of blasphemy

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    November 12, 2017   9:16 pm

    Five Pakistani Christian families were forced to flee their homes after teenager from one of the families was accused of blasphemy. According to reports the families from the village of Sukheki in the Punjab province went into hiding last Friday after a fake Facebook page that resembled a news channel accused Sonu Arshad, 18, of […]

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