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Australia urges release of death row mother accused of blasphemy

Foreign Affairs officers have raised the case with high-ranking Pakistani officials twice in the past five weeks. Senior diplomat Simon Merrifield discussed the matter with...
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Delayed Asia Bibi ruling sees Islamists protest in Pakistan

Thousands of Islamist hardliners protested in Lahore in October 12 as Pakistan awaits a ruling on Asia Bibi’s case.The Christian woman has been on death...
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Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2018 Recommends Death Sentence For Blasphemy

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2018 reportedly recommends sentencing those who disrespect the Quran to life in prison, while a person committing blasphemy...
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Pakistan: Senate unanimously passes resolution against blasphemous sketches

On August 27 the Pakistani Senate unanimously adopted a resolution against the blasphemous caricature competition in the Netherlands. The resolution was tabled by newly elected...
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Pakistani students protest after man accused of blasphemy murdered

Young Pakistani students have taken to the streets to protest against the blasphemy law On August 8 both Muslim and Christian students demonstrated against the...
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Pakistani Christian charged with sending blasphemous text in Gujranwala

Pakistani Christian, Farhan Aziz, 25, of Muslim Town, Gujranwala was charged under blasphemy law 295 – C of Pakistan Penal Code and section of Prevention...
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Asia Bibi suffering for nine years

On June 19, Asia Bibi marked spending nine years in prison for a crime she has always denied. She was arrested on 19 June 2009...
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Blasphemy accused Sharoon Timotheus Nasir dies in jail

On May 17 Pakistani Christian Sharoon Timotheus Nasir who was jailed over blasphemy charges died in Gujranwala jail. He was charged under blasphemy law’s section...
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Aasia Bibi’s appeal to be heard by the Chief Justice of Pakistan

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar, has said that the Supreme Court will take up the case of Pakistani Christian woman Aasia...
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Pakistani court acquits 20 men accused of torturing and killing Christian couple Shama and Shahzad

Twenty men who were charged with killing Christian couple Shama and Shazad have been acquitted by an anti-terrorism court (ATC). Hearing the case on March...
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