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A new briefing from Amnesty says the Indonesian authorities increasingly make use of a range of oppressive blasphemy laws to imprison individuals for their beliefs.
The World Council of Churches is deeply concerned about the rejection of an appeal against the blasphemy death sentence for Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi.
A civil rights group working with Christians in Pakistan has called for an end to the blasphemy law and the violation of the rights of religious minorities.
The head of the World Council of Churches has strongly condemned attacks on Christians in Badami Bagh, Lahore, on Saturday 10 March.
Amnesty International has welcomed the decision to grant bail to Rimsha Masih, but says Pakistan must urgently reform its blasphemy laws.
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.
Groups in Islamabad are continuing to lobby the Pakistani government in the case of a Christian young woman charged with blasphemy.
The Pakistan Government has failed to protect religious minorities from systematic campaigns of violence and vilification, says Amnesty.
Christians and other leaders in Pakistan have spoken out against the government's move to relegate issues regarding religious minorities.
Church leaders and spokespeople have condemned the killing of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti
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