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October 8 2013 | PAKISTAN

Agence Eglises d'Asie (Paris) - PAKISTAN - CLOSER TO A CRIMINAL SENTENCE FOR FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF BLASPHEMY? (EN)

 
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Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), in charge of advising the government on issues related to religion, is calling for an amendment to the blasphemy law. It plans to sentence false accusers of blasphemy to capital punishment. This proposal – which would not end the law on blasphemy – comes in the wake of the Rimshah Masih case when a young Christian was falsely accused in August 2012 by an Imam who wanted to expel Christians from an area for property reasons. Even then, some religious leaders in the country rose up against this misappropriation of the law on blasphemy.

From : Agence Eglises d'Asie (Paris), 09/20/2013

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