PAKISTAN: Family Discord and Blasphemy
  • 01 July 2020

A Christian man has been accused by two close family members of committing blasphemy, in what appears to be the first case of its kind in Pakistan. Anwar Masih was arrested on 2 June and charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy law 295-C. Both his wife and daughter have accused him of speaking against Islam. Anwar’s wife, […]

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PAKISTAN: Appeal Delayed for Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy
  • 11 June 2020

Shagufta Kausar and her husband Shafqat Emmanuel have spent the last six years in jail waiting for an appeal against their death sentence for blasphemy. The family of the poor Christian couple from the central Pakistani town of Gojra, hope an end to their ordeal could be in sight; a final hearing at Lahore High […]

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PAKISTAN: Persecution of Christians Continues
  • 12 March 2020

Twenty-five Christians are in prison for blasphemy, six with death sentences. They include Shafqat and his wife, Shagufta. On 8 April the Christian couple will have their appeal heard by the Lahore Court of Appeal. Sentenced to death in 2014, the court found them guilty of sending blasphemous texts to an Islamic cleric, even though […]

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PAKISTAN: Testimony of Asia Bibi
  • 03 October 2019

“I, Asia Bibi, daughter of Salamat Masih, believe in Jesus”. So begins a video testimony of the Pakistani woman who was formerly sentenced to death for blasphemy but now living in an undisclosed location in Canada. Grateful for the opportunity to begin building a new life for her reunited family, Asia is calling out to […]

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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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