Posts Tagged ‘blasphemy in Pakistan’

Eight-year-old becomes youngest person charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

An eight-year-old Hindu boy is being held in protective police custody in east Pakistan after becoming the youngest person ever to be charged with blasphemy in the country. The boy’s family is in hiding and many of the Hindu community in the conservative district of Rahim Yar Khan, in Punjab, have fled their homes after Read more

Pakistani Christian couple cleared of blasphemy charges, escape death by hanging

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Pakistan’s Lahore High Court has released a 26-page judgment acquitting a Catholic mother and her partially paralyzed husband. The couple were on death row for seven years after a lower court convicted them of sending blasphemous text messages. Weeks after overturning the session court’s death sentence for the couple, Shagufta Masih and her husband, Shafqat Read more

Disabled girl, 11, charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

Friday, August 24th, 2012

An 11-year-old Christian girl with Down’s syndrome has been accused of desecrating the Qur’an under the severe blasphemy law in Pakistan. Rimsha Masih is the first minor to be charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Witnesses claim she burnt 10 pages of a booklet used to Read more