» 03/23/2005, 00.00
Religion back in passports
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.
Blasphemy law: death threats against teenage girl forces family to flee
Muslim activity: Blasphemy laws negate the dream of a moderate Pakistan
Munawar Ali Shahid reacts to the recent arrest of a Hindu couple in North Western Frontier Province, who were accused of desecrating the Koran.
Police brutality against Christians must be addressed at a political level
Another youth tortured to death. Demonstrators hurt.
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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