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  • Pakistani court remands 47 Christians in custody after Muslim lynching following suicide attacks

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    April 30, 2015   10:05 am

    Forty-seven Pakistani Christians have been remanded in jail for their alleged involvement in the lynching of two Muslims after two deadly suicide bomb attacks on two churches which killed 17 people. Lahore’s Anti-Terrorism Court-III Judge Haroon Latif remanded them in custody after they were produced before him by the police. An application was made to […]

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  • CLAAS committed to provide free legal aid and support to the victims of Youhanabad

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    April 22, 2015   6:14 pm

    It is now more than a month since the tragedy of Youhanabad, but the situation is still far from normal. There are still many people who are afraid of returning to their homes as police continue to arrest Christians on mere suspicion and without any evidence. Nearly seventy families have contacted CLAAS for help, and […]

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  • Pakistan: Sindh Assembly orders mandatory mental assessment of blasphemy suspects

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    April 20, 2015   3:50 pm

    Pakistan: Sindh Assembly orders mandatory mental assessment of blasphemy suspects The Sindh Assembly in Pakistan has made is mandatory that anyone who is accused of blasphemy or attempts suicide is examined by a psychiatrist. It also said that if they are found to be suffering from a mental disorder they should be given treatment. The […]

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  • Unknown gunmen open fire on Catholic school injuring student

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    April 20, 2015   3:46 pm

    Unknown gunmen open fire on Catholic school injuring student Two masked gunmen opened fire on St. Franciscan Boys High School in Behar Colony, Lahore, the 2nd largest Christian colony in Lahore. A 15-year-old student and security guard, Muhammad Amir, aged 40, were injured in the attack. They were both were moved to Jinnah hospital for […]

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  • Pakistani teenager set on fire for being Christian dies in hospital

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    April 15, 2015   12:00 pm

    A Pakistani Christian boy who was set on fire after a mob of young Muslims discovered his religion has died of his injuries. Nauman Masih, 14, tragically died in hospital last night after suffering severe burns in the attack on Friday April 10. Nauman was brutally set upon by unknown Muslims who were going to […]

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