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Church in Pakistan releases exhaustive documentation on human rights

Catholic World News - September 13, 2011

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Pakistani Catholic bishops’ conference has released an exhaustive study on the suffering of religious minorities in that country.

Entitled Human Rights Monitor 2011, the 146-page report documents incidents of atrocities on Christians and other minorities. These incidents include kidnapping, sexual violence, seizure of properties, bias in education and employment, forced conversions, and criminal charges for blasphemy, The report, released September 13, also lists the blasphemy charges filed each year since 1986 and points out that of the 1081 persons charged under the country’s blasphemy laws, 138 cases were against Christians, who number only 2% of Pakistan 180 million people.

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