Saturday, 22 September 2012

Blasphemy Law in Pakistan

From the Church Times: 


Pakistan urged to stop blasphemy law’s ‘massive human-rights violations’
"PAKISTAN is being urged to set up a commission to investigate the "tragic consequences" of its blasphemy law and "suggest a way out of this difficult and embarrassing situation".

The call came in a communiqué issued on 19 September by the World Council of Churches after a series of public hearings in Geneva."

See the full article at http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2012/21-september/news/world/pakistan-urged-to-stop-blasphemy-law%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98massive-human-rights-violations%E2%80%99

A current case involves a teenage girl, Rimsha Masih, who faces the death penalty after being accused of burning pages of the Qur'an. Rimsha Masih, was charged under Pakistan's blasphemy laws back in August this year. See http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2012/31-august/news/world/lawyers-seek-bail-for-pakistani-girl

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