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Shafqat and Shagufta acquitted from Blasphemy charges after 8 years

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

Shafqat & Shagufta: Rotting away in prison

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.