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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Wajih-ul-Hassan acquitted from Pakistan blasphemy charges after 18 years in prison

Last Wednesday, September 25, the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted a man accused of blasphemy after he spent 18 years in prison. According to local activists, the acquittal of Wajih-ul-Hassan is the third instance More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Nautan Lal accused of blasphemy against Muhammad, Pakistan riots Sindh cause fear among Christians

Riots broke out in Pakistan’s Sindh province after a Hindu principal was accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. Both the teacher and rioters have been arrested by local police. On Saturday, September 14, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Asia Bibi Calls Attention to Other Blasphemy Cases in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman formally sentenced to death under Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws, has called attention to other blasphemy cases in her first interview More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Iran refuses state attorney for Christians arrested in Rasht, sent to Evin Prison

Last year, Iran’s judiciary released a list of 20 state approved lawyers who would exclusively take on cases involving national security charges. Five Iranian Christians had their court hearing aborted on July More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Pakistan denies Peter Jacob’s claim that 70 killed over blasphemy charges

In an interview with the Catholic News Service (CNS), Peter Jacob, the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice in Pakistan, claimed that 70 people have been killed as a result of blasphemy accusations More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Son of Slain Governor, Shaan Taseer Claims ‘There are 200 More Asia Bibis’ in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –Shaan Taseer, son of the assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, claimed that there are more than 200 people imprisoned in Pakistan under blasphemy charges. Taseer made More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Pakistan: Pentecostal Church Pastor Jadoon Masih acquitted from blasphemy charges

Jadoon Masih, a Pentecostal pastor who was arrested two years ago on charges of blasphemy, was acquitted on July 12, 2019 by the High Court in Lahore, Pakistan. Before his arrest, Masih was a pastor at Nasiri Pentecostal More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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55 Year Old Christian, Saleem Masih Accused of Committing Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –A 55-year-old Christian named Saleem Masih was accused of blasphemy in Khanewal, located in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, on June 13. Sources reached by International Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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19 Year Old Christian Boy, Sunny Waqas Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –On 29 June, 2019, a 19-year-old Christian boy was falsely accused of blasphemy and arrested on a cricket field behind his friend’s home in Bahawalpur, located in the Punjab More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Christian, Nazir Masih Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Acquitted After 5 Years in Prison

(International Christian Concern) –On June 6, a Christian accused of blasphemy in Pakistan was acquitted and freed from jail after years of support from Christian advocacy groups. Blasphemy allegations were raised More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Christian Teenagers, Sunny Mushtaq and Noman Asghar Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two Christian teenagers have been arrested and charged with committing blasphemy against Islam in Pakistan’s Punjab province. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Pakistan: Mob attacks Christian family, Naveed Masih, now facing blasphemy charges

On May 15, a Christian family living in the Arif Wala Tehsil District of Punjab was attacked by a mob after they were falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. False accusations of blasphemy are common More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Asia Bibi reunites with family in Canada, free from years in Pakistani prison

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi was acquitted on charges of blasphemy that kept her on death row for eight years, but she was effectively trapped in Pakistan—until now. Asia Bibi, sentenced to death in Pakistan Fox More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Pakistan court to review Asia Bibi acquittal on Tuesday

(International Christian Concern) –Pakistan’s Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments regarding a petition to review Asia Bibi’s acquittal next Tuesday, January 29. The news has left many Pakistani More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Chinese Christian politician, was released from prison after nearly two years

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 24, 2019, the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian politician, was released More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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New data shows nearly 200 Christians in Pakistan face blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –New research by the Catholic Church in Pakistan has found that almost 200 Christians face charges under the country’s notorious blasphemy laws. Those accused face punishments More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, even after acquittal from blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –Asia Bibi, a Christian woman formally on death row in Pakistan, continues to live like a prisoner almost three months after her acquittal by the Supreme Court. Bibi, who continues More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Algeria: Christian man acquitted of blasphemy charges after wife made bogus claims to get Muslim divorce

(International Christian Concern) –An Algerian Christian farmer from a Muslim Background was acquitted of blasphemy charges on December 30th, according to Middle East Concern. This farmer became a Christian in More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Pakistani Christian Asher Simpson to be deported from UK despite death threats

(International Christian Concern) –A Pakistani Christian seeking asylum in the U.K. is to be forcefully deported back to Pakistan despite claims that his life will be in danger. Asher Sampson, age 41, has lived More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan added to State Department’s list of ‘World’s Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the State Department’s announcement that it had named 10 “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) for particularly severe religious More...


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