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Pakistan: Christians face discrimination in prison

Catholic World News - November 17, 2011

Christians in Pakstani prisons are “disadvantaged in the distribution of food, clothing and medicines, as well as in their ability to practice their religion,” according to Faisalabad Catholic attorney Moazzam Aslam Bhatti.

“It is alarming to note that many people jailed for minor offences could have been released if they had been able to pay the fines imposed on them,” says Bhatti. “Those affected also include children who are compelled to stay in prison together with their mothers.”

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