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Lawyers acting for Mohammed Asghar, a British man suffering from severe mental illness, have appealed against his death sentence for blasphemy at Pakistan’s High Court.
Lawyers for Mohammed Asghar, a British man with severe mental health problems sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges, finally gained access to their client yesterday (28 January).
The Government must urgently act to protect an elderly, British man with severe mental health problems sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, says Reprieve.
The head of the World Council of Churches has strongly condemned attacks on Christians in Badami Bagh, Lahore, on Saturday 10 March.
Church officials in Pakistan say they are encouraged by the arrest of a cleric on charges of framing an illiterate Christian teenager on blasphemy charges.
Churches in Pakistan have expressed frustration over the government's refusal to amend a controversial blasphemy law, as urged by the Pope and protesting civil rights activists.
Christians in Pakistan have been stunned by the killing of two young men, who were shot dead on court premises earlier this week.
Christians in Pakistan remain fearful this Easter after what they say are false blasphemy accusations and attacks on their communities.