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Indonesia has been urged to repeal its blasphemy laws and provide greater protection to minorities, including Christians and the Muslim Ahmadiyya sect.
The Pakistani government should immediately drop blasphemy charges against a 17-year-old student and ensure his safe release from detention.
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.
There is confusion about the fate of a Christian woman who has been sentenced to death under Pakistan's draconian blasphemy law.
A pressure group has accused the Advertising Standards Authority of effectively re-introducing the blasphemy law through the back door.
In a public statement, the WCC Central Committee says Pakistan's blasphemy law has become “a major source of victimisation and persecution”.
Christians in Pakistan have been stunned by the killing of two young men, who were shot dead on court premises earlier this week.
Irish President Mary McAleese has signed into law the Defamation Act, which includes clauses that create the offence of "blasphemous libel". Civil rights campaigners are dismayed.
A year after the repeal of blasphemy from English law, religious defamation laws are tightening their grip on the world, with the apparent support of the United Nations.