A Pakistani policeman used an axe to kill a suspect arrested on blasphemy allegations, a day after a mob murdered a Christian man and his pregnant wife for the same alleged crime, BosNewsLife learned Friday, November 7. Pakistan received billions of dollars a year in aid from the United States
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Angry Muslims burned to death a married Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan, Tuesday, November 4, for allegedly setting fire to several verses of the Koran, a human rights official told BosNewsLife. Shahbaz Maseeh, 26, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were attacked by colleagues at the brick factory where they worked in Punjab province, confirmed Mushtaq Gill, chief advocate at Christian rights group Evangelical Association Development (LEAD).
Christian Couple In Pakistan Tortured And Burnt Alive By A Muslim Mob After Being Accused Of BlasphemyNov 5th, 2014 | By Editor2
Yesterday morning (November 4) an angry mob tortured the Christian couple and then threw them in a Brick kiln furnace to be burnt to death following allegations they had burnt the Holy Quran. The atrocity took place in Kot Radha Kishan, a small town about 40 miles from Lahore – the capital of Punjab. The Couple known as Shehzad 32 and his wife Shama, 24, had three children aged between 18 months old to seven years old. According to reports, Shama was pregnant with their fourth.
Families of rape victims in Afghanistan have honor-murdered their daughters for the shame of having been raped. Most recently, in 2014, one ten-year-old victim who was raped by a mullah in a mosque was saved, temporarily, by an Afghan and international woman’s group which has, so far, successfully persuaded her family not to kill her.
Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for “blasphemy” was upheld by a Pakistani court. Asia Bibi, 50, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling in which she was found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the court rejected her appeal Thursday, October 19.
An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for “blasphemy” against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years.
Conspiracy of ruling party – Pakistan Muslim League – in federation and Punjab Province to target Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand who fled from Pakistan for safety of their lives after Muslim mob attacks on their life and property in Punjab
More than three years after the assassination of Pakistan’s first Christian cabinet-level minister, Islamist extremists have silenced prosecution witnesses and the prime suspect was released on bail. With prosecution witnesses unwilling to record their statements in court due to Islamic extremist death threats, there has been no progress in the murder case of former Minister for Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti
About 1,000 “honor killings” were reported in Pakistan in 2013, though the numbers are estimated to be much higher in reality. Not only do the crimes often go unreported, they also often go unpunished — according to Pakistani law, if the family of the victim forgives a suspect of a crime, that person can walk free. Because honor killings are usually committed by family members, this result isn’t unusual.
Pakistani authorities prevented more than one thousand “persecuted” Christians from fleeing Pakistan and hundreds of Christian asylum seekers have been detained in Sri Lanka, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Sunday, June 29.
“Pakistani authorities intercepted Christians who were travelling to join flights bound for Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong,” said Farrukh H.Saif, executive director of Pakistani based human rights group World Vision In Progress (WVIP).