» 07/03/2009, 00.00
Faisalabad, a Christian tortured and detained on false charges of blasphemy
He is accused of having burned pages of the Koran. Charges invented by Muslims in the area, envious of the successful business done by the shop owned by the couple. Director of the Commission for Interreligious Dialogue warns of a "wave of anti-Christian extremism" in the country.
Changes to Blasphemy Law fall short of expectations
For Christians, the law must be rejected. Human rights activists are dissatisfied with Hudood ordinances.
Blasphemy law: death threats against teenage girl forces family to flee
New cases of violence and torture against Pakistani Christians
Instead of investigating, local authorities engage in cover-ups. In some cases, international organisations ignore the plight of Christians.
Faisalabad: accused of blasphemy, woman freed thanks to help from Christians and Muslims
Catholic priest expresses gratitude to Muslim community for conducting “an in-depth investigation” before condemning the Christian woman. He hopes that “a culture of peace and religious harmony” will always prevail. The accused in the case after was charged under the black law over a legal dispute.
Christian sentenced to seven years in jail on blasphemy charges
Police say he tore out pages of the Qu'ran. The law strikes the poor and the defenceless, says Bishop of Faisalabad.
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