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The court handling the case of Pakistani Christian Imran Ghafur announced a new court hearing on Friday 17 May. Imran has been in prison for nearly 10 years on blasphemy charges.

In January 2010 Imran Ghafur was sentenced to life in prison and fined the equivalent of two-and-a-half years’ salary for an unskilled worker. Imran was arrested in July 2009 after he was accused of burning pages of the Koran.

Imran was cleaning his brother’s retail shop and while he was burning the rubbish, pages of an Islamic book flew into the fire and burned. Imran’s neighbour saw the burned pages of the Islamic book and alerted other Muslims in the area, claiming Imran was burning pages of the Koran. He and his father were severely beaten before the arrest.

While in prison, Imran prays, sings and reads the Bible. Sometimes Muslim prisoners join him and ask him to pray for them.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Thank the Lord for sustaining Imran’s faith during this lengthy prison time. Pray Imran will continue to trust in the Lord and His perfect timing and purposes.
  • Pray Imran may continue to be a light for Christ in the prison. Pray the Lord will use him to bring the living hope of the Gospel to inmates and guards.
  • Commit to the Lord the hearing on Friday, ask God for His favour. Pray for Imran’s release.

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