PAKISTAN: Pastor Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges
  • 18 July 2019

Jadoon Masih, a Pentecostal pastor who was arrested two years ago on charges of blasphemy, was acquitted on 12 July by the High Court in Lahore. Before his arrest, Masih was a pastor at Nasiri Pentecostal Church. While this is good news for Masih and the Christian community of Pakistan, the potential for mob violence […]

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PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Blasphemy Acquittal Upheld
  • 31 January 2019

Pakistan’s top court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of a Christian woman on blasphemy charges. The Supreme Court upheld its decision to overturn Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence. She was originally convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed in a row with her neighbours and spent eight years […]

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PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Acquitted
  • 31 October 2018

A Christian woman who was sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy has won her appeal and been acquitted in a landmark ruling. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past […]

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ALGERIA: Christian Acquitted
  • 19 July 2018

In April 2016, Idir Hamdad was returning to Algeria from a study trip to Amman, Jordan. When his luggage was inspected at the airport upon return, customs officials found his Bible and some other Christian books, along with some cross-shaped keychains he had been given. He was interrogated for eight hours, during which time the […]

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INDIA: Ministry Partners Acquitted
  • 29 March 2018

Family and friends of eight Christian workers in India were elated when the men were acquitted of all charges. Nine years ago, the men were serving in a Children’s Bible Club sponsored by Mission India. The attackers disrupted the meeting, beating those attending and burning Bibles and other materials. The workers were then charged with […]

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