Now teenage boy Ryan is charged with blasphemy

Just weeks after Rimsha Masih made international headlines, a teenage Christian boy is facing similar difficulties after being accused of blasphemy. Ryan Stanten, 16, is accused of sending blasphemous text messages to people living in the neighborhood of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, where he lives with his mother.

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Pakistan applies blasphemy laws on Muslim protesters

Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws were applied for the first time on Muslim protesters who destroyed a Hindu temple in Karachi last week, reports The Express Tribune, an English language daily. Section 295-A is the lesser known, non Islam-specific clause of the country’s notorious blasphemy law. This relates to “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage […]

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Rimsha Masih Case: Witnesses backtrack from their statements against Khalid Jadoon

In what appeared to be a shocking turn-around, three witnesses who had testified against Qari Khalid Jadoon for leveling blasphemy allegations against Christian girl Rimsha Masih backtracked from their statements. In a statement submitted to a District and Sessions Court in Islamabad, they claimed that they were forced by the police to do so.

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No evidence of blasphemy against Rimsha: police

ISLAMABAD  – Islamabad police on Saturday told a court that the young Christian girl, Rimsha, who spent three weeks in jail for allegedly committing blasphemy, was not guilty and the cleric who allegedly framed her should face trial instead, according to a copy of the revised charge-sheet.

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Rimsha could be the start of change in Pakistan

The mood in Pakistan is supportive of her. The government must not lose this opportunity to address the misuse of blasphemy laws After three weeks in a high-security prison, Rimsha Masih is out, having been granted bail. She was escorted from the prison by an armed guard and with her face covered before being flown by […]

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Rimsha released from Adiala Jail

After three weeks in a high security prison, Rimsha Masih has left jail a day after being granted bail. She was escorted under a sheet from the prison by an armed guard and flown from the area in a helicopter to a secret location. The 14-year-old, who is accused by a neighbour of desecrating the […]

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Rimsha Masih has been granted bail

We would like to inform all of our supporters that after a two-hour hearing Judge Azam Khan has granted Rimsha bail with a surety of Rs. 500,000. Detailed news will be published later today.  

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CLAAS is inviting Christians around the world to pray for Rimsha Masih

Rimsha is a Christian minor who has been accused of blasphemy by supposedly burning pages of Koranic verses. She has been held in prison since the accusation was made against her two weeks ago. Her family says she has Down’s syndrome. Her case was due to be heard over the weekend but it was postponed […]

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Muslim landlord accuses Christian tenant of blasphemy

A Christian man in Lahore has been accused of blasphemy by his Muslim landlord.  Khurram Masih was renting a house in Shahdara Town owned by Zulfiqar Ali.  On 5 December, Ali accused him of burning pages of the Koran in his rented home.  A first information report was registered against Masih accusing him of blasphemy.  […]

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Judge acquits blasphemy victim

 

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