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Asia Bibi’s Lawyer Speaks Out Against Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

The lawyer for a 37 year-old Christian woman who was sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy law is loudly denouncing the law and calling on the international community to speak out, according to… 281 more words


#Indonesia: News editor accused of blasphemy over #ISIS cartoon

Jakarta Post chief Meidyatama Suryodiningrat faces up to five years in prison after sketch prompts outcry from Islamic groups.

A member loyal to the Islamic State.

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Justice on Blasphemy with Pakistani Shia and minority Communities

In Gujrat, a detained man Syed Tufail Haider has been murdered with an axe by a police sub-inspector in a result of so called committed blasphemy. 477 more words

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Human Rights without Frontiers International - EU urges Pakistan to push for repeal of blasphemy laws

AFP, 27 November 2014. The European parliament called Thursday on Pakistan to overhaul its blasphemy laws with a view to repealing them, saying they were “increasingly used to target” Christians and other minorities. 260 more words


The Tyranny of Silence

by Deborah Weiss and Andrew Harrod

….Rose stated that self-censorship in Europe has worsened since the Jyllands-Posten’s publication of the cartoons. Rose was confronted with numerous anti-free speech arguments. 494 more words


Dawn - Condemnation of Christian couple's killing by religious parties good omen: Asma Jahangir

Lahore, 20 November 2014. Condemnations by Pakistan’s top clerics and religious parties against the misuse of blasphemy laws could help reverse a rising tide of mob killings, according to Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s leading rights activists. 678 more words


Pakistan’s Muslim Clergy condemns mob killings of Christians: Pakistan’s blasphemy laws explained.

Asma Jehangir, champion of human rights in Pakistan and an Officer of France’s Order of the Légion d’Honneur, has hailed the long-awaited participation of the Muslim clergy in condemning the misuse of Pakistan’s Blasphemy laws.  235 more words