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Shafqat and Shagufta acquitted from Blasphemy charges after 8 years

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June 3rd, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; The LHC on Thursday acquitted Christian couple Shafqat Emmanuel & Shagufta Kausar of blasphemy after 8 years. The case was linked to a resolution passed by the European Parliament in a call for review of Pakistan’s GSP Plus status

Rights Watch | 18th May 2021

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Armed suspects on Sunday killed one Abdul Hakeem Brohi (35) and Rani (30), the wife of Ghulam Rasool Umrani, at her residence in Jacobabad, allegedly for 'honour'. The assailants belonged to the family of the slain woman's husband. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Shafqat & Shagufta: Rotting away in prison

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For one to be a Christian accused of blasphemy is sufficient grounds for the police, for judges, lawyers and society as a whole to abhor that individual, says senior advocate Saif ul-Malook of the seven-years-long blasphemy case of Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar.
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Rights Watch | 16th April 2021

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Peshawar East Cantt police on the orders of a sessions court lodged an FIR under section 295-A and 295-C against Aurat Azadi March organizers participants in Islamabad for allegedly displaying blasphemous slogans. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 14th March 2021

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Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a suspect nominated in one of two FIRs pertaining to the murder of a man and woman for so-called ‘honour’ in Tappi, Kohat. They claim that the woman and her brother-in-law were likely murdered for having an alleged affair. For more new on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Faisalabad Police arrested two nurses over blasphemy charges

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April 10th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; FAISALABAD; On April 9, Faisalabad police rescued two Christian nurses of the DHQ Hospital Faisalabad from an enraged mob after they were accused of defiling an Islamic verse. Both women have been sent on 14-day judicial remand.

Rights Watch | 1st April 2021

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A Peshawar additional and sessions court on Thursday summoned the SHO of the East Cantt police station for failing to register a case against Aurat March organizers for 'anti-Islam' and 'blasphemous' slogans. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 27th March 2021

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Kohat police have obtained DNA samples from some 40 suspects in wake of the rape and murder of four-year-old Hareem Fatima. A forensic report confirmed sexual assault, and further revealed that the girl had been violently thrashed and bitten before being strangled to death. For more news on human rights violations, keep reading.

Senior cop clarifies blasphemy accusations in video message

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March 24th, 2021 ; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; A senior police official in Lahore clarified in a video message that he holds the Holy Quran dearer than his life after a campaign on social media accused him of desecrating the sanctity of the Holy Book.

Malicious Campaign against the Aurat March a publicity stunt: says WDF

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March 18th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Member NA, 'Maulana' Asad Mehmood demands an investigation into the ‘sacrilegious’ posters displayed at the Aurat March. While members of the Aurat March have termed the move a 'popularity stunt' at the expense of the safety of activists.