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.
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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).
Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife.
The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a major advocacy and aid group, said it provided two vehicles for the May 6 raids at the brick kiln in the industrial city Wazirabad in Punjab province.
A nation allied with the United States that receives over $1.5 billion a year in aid – including military aid – was caught plotting a terror attack on one of our consulates. Despite the evidence the State Department and White House are oddly in silence over Pakistan ISI plot to attack both US and Israeli consulates in India
“Why are the Americans fighting us here,” British journalist Carlotta Gall recounted Afghans asking, “when the real cause of the problem is across the border” in Pakistan. Gall discussed this vital question examined in her newly published book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014