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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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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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Sherry Rehman, promoter for amending the blasphemy law, incriminated for blasphemy

Lahore (Agenzia Fides) – Sherry Rehman, Parliamentarian from the Pakistan People’s Party, the woman who presented the motion to the Pakistani Parliament to modify the blasphemy law has been formally charged with blasphemy. The decision was taken by a court in Multan, which enlisted the local police to register the charge of blasphemy against Rehman. […]

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