» 07/19/2010, 00.00
On trial for blasphemy, two Christian brothers murdered in Faisalabad
Rashid Emmanuel and Sajid Masih Emmanuel were shot to death outside the courthouse right after a trial hearing. Both were handcuffed on their way back to prison. Police were going to clear them of the accusations. For days, Muslim religious leaders had incited Muslim faithful against the two, calling for their death.
Rimsha Masih's trial adjourned to 14 November as anti-Christian violence continues
The High Court in Islamabad delays the trial before deciding whether to drop the blasphemy charges or not. The girl's lawyers want the case thrown out of court. In Karachi, a mob of extremists attack St Francis Catholic Church. In Faisalabad, Christians praying for Malala Yousafzai come under attack.
Violence against the mentally disabled accused of blasphemy
Christian physicians and lawyers say that Islam is being used to discriminate against disabled people.
Doubts and surprise among Christians over the first arrest in the Shahbaz Bhatti murder case
After a long period of silence, it is “odd” that the one person who is arrested is an employee of the slain minister who worked for him for ten years, the bishop of Islamabad noted. A Catholic activist finds the direction of the investigation “surprising” and full of oddities. The job of the minister’s brother Paul is at risk, but for the latter it is “premature” to say anything about the probe, urging everyone to wait for the end of the interrogations.
Blasphemy charge against Sangla Hill Christian withdrawn
The main accuser admitted that he had made the charge on the basis of "mere suspicion". A reconciliation document has been signed by Christians and Muslims.
Sangla Hill Christian accused of blasphemy released
He was released on bail; the accusation had already been withdrawn last month. In November, his case led to the eruption of violence against churches and Christians' homes.
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