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  • Two Christian brothers arrested on blasphemy allegations

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    July 20, 2015   11:09 am

    Two Christian brothers have been arrested on blasphemy allegations after one of them was accused of having disrespectful material on his website. A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011. According to Qaisar he closed the account in 2009 but one of his Muslim […]

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  • Nine Christians of Youhanabad released on bail from prison

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    July 17, 2015   8:29 pm

    Nine Pakistani Christians who were arrested after being accused of being involved in the aftermath of the Youhanabad tragedy have been granted bail. They were met by CLAAS upon leaving jail and taken to its office which is next to Youhanabad. At the office they had a thanksgiving prayer before going to their homes happy, […]

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  • English translation of sacred Islamic names and words forbidden by Pakistani government

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    July 7, 2015   2:13 pm

    People have been banned by the Pakistani government from translating Islamic Arabic names and words into English. According to reports, on June 4 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved a summary prohibiting English translation of Islamic terms like Allah, Masjid, Sala’at and Rasool, into English as God, Mosque, Prayer and Prophet. The decision from the prime […]

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  • Christians’ faces painted black and heads shaved following blasphemy allegations.

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    July 2, 2015   6:32 pm

    A Christian family had their faces painted black, their heads shaved and a garland of shoes placed around their necks, before being paraded through a village following blasphemy accusations. The attack was prompted when the Muslim wife of a milkman, Kaneez Asghar, asked for a plastic sheet – which had some Arabic script on it […]

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  • Pakistani court grants nine Youhanabad Christians bail

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    June 24, 2015   12:51 pm

    Nine Pakistani Christians who were arrested after being accused of being involved in the aftermath of the Youhanabad tragedy have been granted bail. Lahore High Court heard from CLAAS’s lawyer Tahir Bashir who argued that the police had falsely implicated them in the case. It granted Riaz Masih, Nazir Masih, Tariq Masih, Arshad Masih, Asif […]

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