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LAHORE: Hear  Wilson Chowdhry’s Premier Christian news interview (click here) Protest outside 10 Downing Street next Saturday 22nd November 2014 from 11:00 – 13:00. (click here) Sign our petition (click here) Today (4th November) at 7:00am, a Christian couple Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi who was 4 months pregnant, were burned alive in an extra-judicial killing for an blasphemy.  The incident occurred  at the brick Kiln of Yousaf Gujjar a Muslim landowner in Kasur (near Lahore).  44 culprits including Mr Gujjar have been arrested on charges of murder. We set the facts out for you below as reported by Muhammad Rafique. The couple worked at the brick…

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Image taken from protest outside 10 Downing Street Saturday 18th October 2014. [Images lost during website transfer in 2020] A re-enactment of the savage attack on Asia Bibi a Christian mother of five children, who was later arrested and accused of blasphemy, after simply drinking water from a well and offering water to Muslim co-workers, is to be staged outside the Pakistan High Commission, Lowndes Square, London, on Saturday 25th October 2014. Actors will attempt to illustrate the generosity of a caring woman who thought to share water with other thirsty labourers, whilst picking berries in a field.  The scene…

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Image containing Kheirat and Akram Masih -both arrested under the blasphemy laws of Pakistan.  [Images lost during transfer of website in 2020]. By Mushtaq Gill A Christian boy Akram Masih and his family, including several females, were  severely beaten and tortured by Policemen and other extremists in Multan, on 16th October 2014.  The policemen entered his home by climbing over the perimeter walls in order to arrest Akram, because he was in marriage with a Muslim girl, Maria Bibi (originally from District Shiekhupura). Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and Chief of LEAD was informed by Moderator Bishop Asher…

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Calls for the death of Ahmadi students and their parents, in the wake of false blasphemy charges, arecommon and the case of Rana Sajeel Ahmad highlights the desperate situation faced by so many Ahmadis in Pakistan: Rana Sajeel Ahmad, a 16-year old Ahmadi student of Pubic High School, Khushab, was beaten up severely by a gang of students on November 23rd 2011. He now faces the dreaded accusation of blasphemy. Subsequent to the beating, the attackers accused Ahmad of preaching his creed and defiling the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him). The school administration found it convenient to accept…

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L-R  Shamim Masih and Ashiq Masih By Shamim Masih A farm worker also a mother of 5, Asia Bibi has been kept away from her children for five years and four months. Her crime? Although an untouchable Christian, she dared to drink water from the same well as her colleagues. Later she was accused of committing blasphemy. Asia Bibi has been in jail since June 19th, 2009 – she was sentenced to death by the additional District and Sessions Judge Justice Muhammad Naveed Iqbal, despite a huge lack of evidence, in November, 2010. On 16th October, 2014, a special division…

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NDEMNED TO EXECUTION… DISGUSTED LONDON BAND SCREAM OUT FOR JUSTICE Yesterday, 16th October 2014, death row mother of 5 Asia Bibi heard her appeal for mercy rejected by Lahore High Court. Sentenced to death by hanging under Pakistan’s notorious Blasphemy laws, Asia returned to her squalid prison cell to await her fate. In disgust, London band ooberfuse today release FREE, a music video crying out for an end to the persecution of non-Muslim religious minorities in Pakistan and around the world. They join a British Pakistani Christian Association protest this Saturday from 11:00 – 13:00 at 10 Downing Street.   You can hear the…

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Article written by Shamim Masih and Wilson Chowdhry Pakistani Christians across the globe shed tears of disgust and horror as innocent Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, has had her blasphemy law appeal hearing rejected. Literally minutes ago a two member bench of Lahore High Court, led by Justice Anwar-ul-Haque decided to uphold her existing blasphemy sentence, meaning Asia will remain on a death/life sentence and will now have to appeal through the Supreme Court of Pakistan – which will be the last chance of justice through Pakistan’s flawed legal system. Asia Bibi has been in jail since 2009 in…

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Wilson Chowdhry the Chairman of BPCA has an interview with United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) and discusses the case of Asia Bibi and the level of persecution faced by Christians and minorities in Pakistan. Please click on the link below to listen to this interview. Wilson Chowhdry interview with UCB

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Christian graveyard in Which Christians have been forced to reuse graves 3-4 time each due to lack of land. (Image lost during transfer of website) Christians living in the outskirts of Faisalabad have escaped a death sentence after blasphemy charges were dropped, following an out of court compromise with local Muslims.  Today 14 prisoners including one child of 12 held in custody were released. The poverty stricken Christians of Tehsil Samandri District, Faisalabad were given permission to utilise a former Muslim graveyard by a compassionate local Muslim man, who recognised the Christian community had little land between them and could not afford…

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By Michael J Robinson THE NECESSITY for UK Christians and non-Christians alike to stand in solidarity with persecuted and oppressed Christians throughout the world was emphasised at events in Motherwell (near Glasgow) and London, organised by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Each of the events – the first in Motherwell Cathedral (Thursday 9th October) and the other two days later in Westminster – attracted 250 people. The events began with Mass and were followed by talks in the Cathedral Hall. The Mass at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell, included participation of nine schools.…

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