» 09/20/2004, 00.00
Police brutality against Christians must be addressed at a political level
Another youth tortured to death. Demonstrators hurt.
Blasphemy law: death threats against teenage girl forces family to flee
Christians outraged in Lahore over release of young domestic worker’s murderer
Angry protests receive judge’s decision to release Chaudhry Muhammad Naeem, charged with the murder of Shazia Bashir. Police, doctors and prosecutors are accused of complicity with the accused. The silence of political and legal authorities is deafening to many on Facebook.
Two Christians accused of blasphemy released
The Supreme Court found the men innocent after they spent seven years in prison. AsiaNews interviewed the wife of one of them: the story of the umpteenth victim of this unjust law features years of threats by Islamic fundamentalists, support from the John Joseph Foundation, and fear even after release.
Religion back in passports
Some 20 million Christians to mark ‘black day’ against persecution in Pakistan
Activists, minority lawmakers and religious leaders are united in peaceful protest against the country’s blasphemy laws. This is their response to fundamentalist attacks and their way to get the Pakistan government to repeal the laws. Amnesty International backs the fight for minority rights in Pakistan.
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