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  • Asia Bibi’s neighbours want to see her executed

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    January 3, 2019   7:48 pm

    Asia Bibi’s former neighbours have said they still want to see her executed. Their comments come after the Pakistani Christian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges In October, and her death sentence overturned. Despite her acquittal, she is still not free and is being held at an undisclosed location in the country following protests over […]

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  • Pakistani Christian woman starved and kept in solitary confinement on false blasphemy charge

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    December 17, 2018   4:22 pm

    A Pakistani Christian woman who was jailed on a false blasphemy charge recounted in a recent interview how she spent four years in solitary confinement and was periodically starved because of her faith in Christ. A Pakistani Christian woman who was jailed under false blasphemy accusations spent four years in solitary confinement and was starved […]

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  • Pakistani Christian brothers charged with blasphemy sentenced to death

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    December 14, 2018   1:06 pm

    Pakistani Christian brothers Qasir and Amoon have been sentenced to death after being accused of blasphemy. the court of Mr. Javed Iqbal Bosal Additional Sessions Judge of Talagang District Jhelum. The allegations surfaced in 2011 when they were accused of posting disrespectful material on their website. After four years on the run abroad, the brothers […]

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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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