EU calls on Pakistan to intervene in release of blasphemy accused

Members of the European Parliament have written to the EU’s ambassador of Pakistan calling for his help to release Shahzad Masih. The MEPs called for Masih’s immediate release and compensation on account of undue harassment and detention. They wrote to Zaheer Aslam Janjus seeking intervention the blasphemy case. The letter was endorsed by Jan Figel,…

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School in Pakistan covers a rape of a young Christian girl.

A Christian student of third grade, Suzaina (spellings shared by her mother) was raped at her school in Asif Town No.1 Lahore. Her father Shahzad Mukhtar, who works as a ward boy in the general hospital, Lahore, said on June 22 his daughter went to the SunJan Nagar School, Basic Education Trust, as usual, but…

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Christian couple acquitted of blasphemy charges

A Christian couple who spent seven years in jail on blasphemy charges have been acquitted by a Pakistani court. Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Masih were cleared of the charges after a hearing in Lahore, their lawyer said. The pair were convicted and sentenced to death in April 2014. They were accused of sending…

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Christian mother of five children abducted and severely abused

A Christian mother of five children, Venus Bibi, 30, of Sahoo Ki Malian (village), Sheikhupura, was recently freed from her kidnapper after a police complaint was registered against the abductor. Venus and her husband are both brick kiln workers. According to her husband, Warris Masih, on April 1, 2021 Venus Bibi went out for household…

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