Blasphemy Laws - Latest News

Pakistani police save Christian couple from 'anti-blasphemy' mob attack

Jul 6, 2015 - 12:01 pm .- Police last week saved a Christian couple from a mob in Pakistan that attempted to kill them for allegedly committing blasphemy, the latest such violent incident in the country.

Papal blessings for Asia Bibi’s family, as death sentence still looms

Apr 15, 2015 - 03:13 pm .- Pope Francis has blessed the family of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, as they continue to work for her release.

In Pakistan, 'living the faith is a new challenge every day'

Dec 28, 2014 - 06:03 am .- The brutality of the act can hardly be surpassed: in early November, a Christian couple was beaten and burned to death in the Pakistani province of Punjab.

Christians, Muslims unite for justice over couple burned in kiln

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:31 am .- In the two weeks since a Christian couple was killed by a Muslim mob in Pakistan, local leaders from both religions have come together repeatedly to call for justice in the matter, and an end to the misuse of blasphemy allegations.

Pakistani blasphemy law a threat to all religions, chairman says

Jan 29, 2014 - 05:27 am .- During a special round-table meeting last week, various professionals gathered to raise awareness of Pakistan’s extension of the death-penalty for persons who commit crimes against the Koran.

Spanish government criticized for silence on Asia Bibi

Aug 7, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The Spanish civil liberties website MasLibres is criticizing the Spanish government for failing to advocate on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic sentenced to die under the country's blasphemy law.

Court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian teen

Nov 20, 2012 - 03:16 pm .- The Islamabad High Court has dismissed all charges leveled against a disabled Christian girl accused of violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

Pakistan urged to end blasphemy law abuses

Sep 21, 2012 - 05:15 pm .- An international hearing sponsored by the World Council of Churches called on Pakistan to end abuse of the nation's blasphemy law, which leads to major human rights violations for religious minorities.

Girl with Down syndrome granted bail in blasphemy case

Sep 7, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- A judge granted bail on Friday, Sept. 7 to a 14-year-old Christian girl with Down syndrome who has been held on suspicion of burning pages of the Quran.

Imam allegedly faked evidence in Pakistan blasphemy case

Sep 5, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Several witnesses have charged that a Muslim cleric fabricated evidence against a Down syndrome Christian girl accused of violating Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law.

Mentally impaired child arrested under Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law

Aug 21, 2012 - 03:59 am .- A young girl who suffers from Down's Syndrome has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly burning a page from the Quran and could face the death penalty.

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