Pakistan's blasphemy laws still claim many victims
CWN - November 21, 2012
A Pakistani appeals court's decision to dismiss blasphemy charges against young Rimsha Masih has won applause from human-rights activists. But the Fides news service reminds readers that Pakistan's draconian blasphemy law has claimed many other victims.
There are 16 people now on death row in Pakistan, facing execution because of blasphemy convictions, Fides notes. Another 20 people are serving life sentences. In most cases, the evidence of blasphemy is questionable at best.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($33,066 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!