Tag Archives | Blasphemy Law

Christian man sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

On March 27, 2014 Additional session judge Chaudhry Ghulam Murtaza sentenced Savan Masih to death after finding him guilty of blasphemy, and also ordered him to pay a fine of 200,000 Pakistani rupees. This is the punishment for someone found guilty of committing blasphemy against the prophet. CLAAS’s lawyers Naeem Shakir, Tahir Bashir and Nasir […]

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Justice delayed for blasphemy law victim, Aasia Bibi

At the hearing on March 26 at Lahore High Court Naeem Shakir and CLAAS’s lawyers, S K Chaudhry (who originally submitted the appeal) Tahir Bashir, and Nasir Anjum all appear before Mr. Justice Sardar Tariq Massod and  Mr. Justice Abdual Sami Khan. Despite appearing calm and determined to conduct the hearing for the blasphemy law […]

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Update on Rashid and Sajid Emmanuel case

According to the Pakistani news, papers published on 20-07-10, Khawaja Mohammad Sharif, Chief justice of Lahore high court has taken the ‘suo motto’ action about the killing of two Christian brothers, Rashid Emanuel and Sajid Emanuel. The two were allegedly accused of blasphemy and  shot dead by extremists while the police were taking them to […]

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Christians in Faisalabad on high alert after murder of two pastors

The Christian community in Faisalabad remains tense after the murder on Monday of two pastors accused of committing blasphemy.  Brothers Rashid and Sajid Emmanuel were shot dead by masked gunmen as they left a courtroom in the city yesterday, despite being under police escort.  A policeman was wounded in the attack before the gunmen fled […]

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Pakistan’s blasphemy law U-turn

Christians in Pakistan have demonstrated against the laws Pakistan’s human rights commission has reacted strongly after the country’s military ruler gave up plans to change the way in which a controversial blasphemy law is implemented. A number of Islamic organisations had threatened to hold demonstrations on Friday to protest against the proposed changes. But General […]

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Statement on the misuse of the Blasphemy Law and the security of religious minorities in Pakistan

1. Conscious of the way that Christians and Muslims have lived in harmony in many times and places, it is with regret that it now seems that the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan has become a major source of victimization and persecution of minorities. Since the penal code of the country was amended in 1986, religious minorities […]

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