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Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed legislation to make the country’s blasphemy laws stricter even as their blatant misuse again came to light in a threat to falsely charge a Christian...
Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan, Father Says
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
His voice shaky, Saleem Masih said his family has been living in fear since Nov. 29, when his son was arrested on false accusations of blasphemy – which can carry the death penalty in Pakistan.
2 More Christians Accused of Blasphemy Receive Bail
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Two Christians accused of blasphemy, including one who has spent four years in jail, have obtained bail from the Supreme Court of Pakistan, sources said.
Supreme Court of Pakistan Grants Bail in Blasphemy Case
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
A two-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday granted bail to a Christian in a blasphemy case, with one of the justices expressing concern over blatant misuse of the law, the...
Christian Parents in Pakistan Denied Custody of Kidnapped Girl
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Last week, a judge in Pakistan denied a Christian couple custody of their 12-year-old daughter, who was kidnapped and forced to convert and marry.
Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for Alleged 'Blasphemy'
Monday, July 11, 2022
A Christian bicycle mechanic in Lahore, Pakistan, was reportedly sentenced to death last week on baseless charges of blasphemy.
Death Sentence Upheld for Two Christians in Pakistan
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Hopes for freedom of two Christian brothers on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were dashed this month when a court in Pakistan upheld their death sentence despite lack of evidence against...
Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says
Thursday, June 16, 2022
A young Christian in Pakistan has spent more than four years in jail on a false blasphemy charge as courts have delayed processes due to Islamist bias and discrimination against him, his attorney...
Christian in Pakistan Jailed since March 2019 Granted Bail
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
According to sources, a mentally ill Christian jailed since March 2019 on a charge of blasphemy, punishable by death, has been granted bail.
Christian Girl in Pakistan Testifies of Kidnapping, Rape
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
A 15-year-old Christian girl recently testified in a Pakistani court that she was kidnapped and raped by the Muslim man accused of abducting her and forcibly converting and marrying her.
Muslim in Pakistan Forcibly Marries, Converts Christian Girl, Family Says
Friday, May 27, 2022
According to sources, a Muslim man in Faisalabad, Pakistan abducted a 15-year-old Roman Catholic girl and forced her to marry him and convert to Islam, but police refuse to help the family.
Christian in Pakistan Arrested, Tortured on Blasphemy Charges
Monday, March 21, 2022
Authorities in Pakistan beat and arrested a Christian on Tuesday (March 16) for allegedly making blasphemous comments on social media and later tortured him into confessing guilt, sources said.
Lay Pastor Slain, Priest Wounded in Peshawar, Northwestern Pakistan
Monday, January 31, 2022
A Church of Pakistan lay pastor was gunned down and a priest wounded by unknown assailants as the leaders drove home from a worship service on Sunday (Jan. 30) in the northwestern Pakistan city of...
Another Christian Girl Allegedly Forced to Convert/Marry in Pakistan
Friday, January 14, 2022
The abduction and forced conversion of Christian girls in Pakistan continued with impunity as another minor was separated from her parents the first week of the year, sources said.
Christian's Prison Term Changed to Death Sentence in Pakistan
Monday, January 10, 2022
A judge changed a Christian’s life prison term under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws into the death sentence last week, while the Pakistan Supreme Court granted historic bail to another Christian held on...
Christian Parents in Pakistan Regain Custody of 14-Year-Old Daughter
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
A court in Pakistan on Wednesday (Dec. 22) handed custody of a 14-year-old girl back to her Christian parents after she testified that she wished to return to them from a shelter home, sources...
Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for 'Blasphemy' Acquitted
Monday, November 22, 2021
A Christian in Pakistan incarcerated for nearly 10 years on a false blasphemy conviction was released from prison on Nov. 13 after a high court acquitted him, but quietly to avoid Islamist outrage,...
Historic Bail for Nurses Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan, Lawyer Says
Friday, November 19, 2021
In an unprecedented court decision in Pakistan kept secret for two months to avoid Islamist backlash, a trial court judge granted bail to two Christian nurses charged with “defiling the Koran,”...
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