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Samsung outlet attacked over blasphemy charges in Pakistan

On July 2, the rumor spread that a QR code posted on a Samsung promotional billboard outside the Star City Mall in Karachi was “blasphemous”

‘I spent eight years on death row after being falsely accused...

After eight years on death row, separated from each other and from their children, a Catholic couple were released in June 2021 in Pakistan

Indonesia urged to review blasphemy article in draft Criminal Code

Civil society and human rights groups said the existence of the blasphemy article is “very worrying” in Indonesia

Pakistani woman sentenced to death for ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp status

Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, and laws prohibiting it can carry a potential death sentence

Christian accused of blasphemy in Pakistan sentenced to death by hanging

The life sentence that Zafar Bhatti, 52, has been serving in northeast Pakistan has been changed to death by hanging on January 3

Pakistan’s top court grants bail to Christian facing blasphemy charge

The charity Open Doors ranks Pakistan as the fifth-worst country in the world to be a Christian

Christian woman in Pakistan arrested for blasphemy after receiving text message

In Pakistan, false accusations of blasphemy are widespread and often motivated by personal vendettas or religious hatred

Lahore High Court acquits Christian couple on Pakistan’s death row for...

The acquittals ended nearly eight years of legal battle that saw the Christian couple jailed separately on death row

Muslim religious leaders in Pakistan back Christian nurses in blasphemy case

A Muslim religious leader has been praised for playing an "important role in defusing the situation"

Pakistan’s PM wants Muslim nations to pressure West to implement anti-blasphemy...

Imran Khan says he wants Muslim countries to use trade boycott threats against countries where blasphemy incidents occur

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