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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...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan: Christian brothers, Qasir and Amoon, sentenced to death under blasphemy laws after website posts

Pakistani Christian brothers Qasir and Amoon have been sentenced to death after being accused of blasphemy. The court of Mr. Javed Iqbal Bosal Additional Sessions Judge of Talagang District Jhelum. photo Kauhajoki.vaakuna.svg The More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Human Rights Day: Pakistan should challenge the blasphemy laws, not entrench them

The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS-UK) is calling upon the Pakistani Government to take steps to end the misuse of the Blasphemy Laws. The Pakistani Government should use Human Rights Day More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Police arrest Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Party leader, heading Asia Bibi protests

(International Christian Concern) –Authorities in Pakistan have arrested the leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Party, Khadim Hussain Rizvi. Rizvi was responsible for organizing the violent and nationwide More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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CLAAS requests prayers for Sawan Masih’s release

Sawan Masih has been on death row since 2014, and his appeal is fixed to be heard on November 27 by the divisional bench before the Lahore High Court. Sawan Masih was accused by his Muslim friend Shahid Imran of More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Seven Christians in India Beaten with Hockey Sticks

(International Christian Concern) –Seven Christians in Agra, a city located in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, were attacked and beaten with hockey sticks by dozens of Bajrang Dal and VHP hardline activists. To More...

By Nasir Saeed On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Pakistan Christians living in fear as Asia Bibi’s acquittal sparks protests by Muslim extremists

The hardliners’ protests following the supreme court’s verdict to acquit Asia Bibi continue. Many roads of all major cities are closed and barricaded, and police and rangers are patrolling to monitor and control More...


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