Pakistani Christian Man Faces Death After False Blasphemy Accusation

Posted by Kendall Harmon

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Pakistani Christian was imprisoned on June 19 and faces the death penalty after a Muslim man accused him of blasphemy in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Sajid Hameed Bajwa accused Rehmat Masih of blaspheming the prophet Muhammad. According to article 295 C of Pakistan’s penal code, blaspheming Muhammad is punishable by death.

Rehmat’s son, Boota Masih, told ICC that the family is fearful of attacks by Muslim mobs. Female members of the family and their children have already left their homes and moved to other areas because of safety concerns.

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Posted June 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Albany+ wrote:

Please, let’s make the calls requested in the article. Lord, have mercy.

June 23, 10:23 pm | [comment link]
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