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  • Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecution of Christians

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    January 3, 2019   7:55 pm

    Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, has ordered an independent international review into the persecution of Christians. The review will make recommendations on the steps the government can take to support more than 200 million Christians at risk of persecution globally. According to reports, it will he led by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen. […]

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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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