Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pakistani Christians Could Face Death on Blasphemy Charges

Pakistani Christians Could Face Death on Blasphemy Charges

Apr. 4, 2007 (AsiaNews) - In Pakistan, an 11-year-old boy is one of 5 Christians who could face a death penalty after being charged with blasphemy against Islam, the AsiaNews service reports.

Police in the town of Toba Tek Singh are searching for 4 Christians who were charged with showing disrespect for Mohammed: a crime punishable by death under Pakistan's draconian law. One man has already been arrested, AsiaNews reports.

A local priest says that the blasphemy charges are being used to settle a family feud. "It is a totally fabricated case," he insists. Other Christian families in the region are frightened by the prospect of arbitrary accusation and arrest.


AsiaNews Story (link)

2 comments:

Egypeter said...

Hey David - Just wanted to wish you a blessed Good Friday and Happy Easter!

Christ is risen.
Indeed He is risen.

DavidNic said...

A blessed time to you Peter!