Pakistan

At Least 59 Dead, 170 Injured in Suicide Bombing at a Mosque in Pakistan

At Least 59 Dead, 170 Injured in Suicide Bombing at a Mosque in Pakistan

At least 59 people were killed and some 170 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday. Twenty-seven police officers were among those killed.

Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law

Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law

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 woman.

Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan, Father Says

Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan, Father Says

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

2 More Christians Accused of Blasphemy Receive Bail

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

Supreme Court of Pakistan Grants Bail in Blasphemy Case

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 attorney of the accused said.

Christian Parents in Pakistan Denied Custody of Kidnapped Girl

Christian Parents in Pakistan Denied Custody of Kidnapped Girl

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'

Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for Alleged 'Blasphemy'

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

Death Sentence Upheld for Two Christians in Pakistan

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 them, their lawyers said.

Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says

Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says

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 said.

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