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  • Pakistan Supreme Court delays Aasia Bibi’s blasphemy appeal after judge steps down

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    October 13, 2016   12:39 pm

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan today (13th October) adjourned the hearing of Aasia Bibi’s final appeal for an indefinite period after a judge in the case stepped down. She has been detained since 2009 after she was accused of uttering derogatory remarks against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Aasia was sentenced to death in […]

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  • Pakistani Christian teen charged with blasphemy over Facebook like

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    September 23, 2016   1:33 pm

    A Christian teenager has been arrested for ‘liking’ and sharing a photograph of a sacred Islamic building on Facebook. Nabeel Masih 16, was charged and is currently imprisoned under the blasphemy law in the Kasur District for sharing a picture of Khana-e-Kaaba, a building at the heart of Islam’s most sacred mosque, in Mecca, Saudi […]

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  • Pakistani militants storm Christian colony, killing one and injuring five others

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    September 4, 2016   8:44 pm

    Militant gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a Christian colony near Peshawar on Friday and killed one Christian and injuring five other people. The attack triggered a shootout in which four attackers were killed, along with one christian and three security officials and two civilian guards were injured. A local police official said one of the […]

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  • Pakistani Christian woman threatened by Muslim salon owner

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    September 4, 2016   7:15 pm

    A 28-year-old Pakistani Christian woman was falsely reported to police after she left her job at a salon run my a Muslim owner. Shakila Sosheel started work at Fatima Khurram beauty salon as a manager in January. Both Muslim and Christian girls worked in the salon, but all the mistakes of the Muslim girls would […]

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  • UN Committee urges Pakistan to repeal discriminatory blasphemy laws

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    September 4, 2016   7:09 pm

    The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called on Pakistan repeal its blasphemy law. In the periodic report released on August 26 the Commission “takes note of the state’s efforts to prevent the abuse of blasphemy laws”, but also expressed concern about “efforts for the broad and vague definition of crimes […]

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