Tag: Pakistan

A cry for justice as Pakistan court validates forced ‘marriage’ of teen — Elizabeth Kendal

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin — by Elizabeth Kendal Once again a Pakistani High Court has validated the “marriage” of an abducted Christian minor girl to her Muslim abductor, despite child marriage being illegal in Pakistan. The High Court has rejected proof-of-age documents submitted by the victim’s Christian parents (birth certificates, […]

US blacklists Pakistan over religious freedom

Originally published in Faith Wire Earlier this week, Pakistan was added to the list of Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act in light of the landmark blasphemy case against Christian mother Asia Bibi. “In far too many places across the globe, individuals continue to face harassment, […]

Asia Bibi nominated for EU’s prestigious Sakharov prize

Originally published in Assist News Service Pakistan’s most famous Christian prisoner, Asia Bibi, has been nominated for the European Union’s high-status award, the Sakharov Prize. Bibi, a mother-of-five, who is currently behind the bars waiting for a hearing of her appeal against capital punishment, was nominated by a group of […]