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11 year old Rimsha, a Christian living in Mehrebed, was arrested on August 16 with claims against her by a local iman of blasphemy, including that she conspired against Islam by burning pages from a children's religious book inscribed with verses from the Quran. We demand her release and her protection as well as that of her family.
Pakistan’s draconian blasphemy law has been used, time and again, to settle personal scores, and it has provided impetus to religious intolerance and sectarian violence.
Making innocent children targets of such sectarian hatred is extremely immoral and deserves global condemnation.
A down's syndrome girl (aged between 10 to 11) was accused of blasphemy and has been arrested by Pakistani police.
The girl will be sentenced to death according to Pakistan's law for blasphemy.
This letter will be sent to Papa Francesco the May 20, 2013.
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This letter will be sent to Ambassador Tehmina Janjua (Embassy of Pakistan in Italy) on April 16, 2012. You can add your signature to letter through this petition. Thanks to all those who decide to sign!
Asia Noreen, better known as Asia Bibi, is a Pakistani Christian woman who has been convicted by a Pakistani court of blasphemy, receiving a death sentence by hanging.
The verdict, which would need to be upheld by a superior court, has received worldwide attention. If executed, Noreen would be the first person in Pakistan to be lawfully killed for blasphemy.
A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a Christian mother of five for blasphemy.
Aasia Bibi, 45, was sentenced on November 8, 2010 by a court in Nankana district in Punjab. She was arrested in Ittanwalai village and prosecuted under Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code, and has been awarded the death penalty.
We, the undersigned, believe that Aasia Bibi, being a working class Christian woman, is one of the many victims of religious intolerance and sectarian hatred, which is protected and promoted by Pakistan's vicious and obscene Blasphemy law.
The Blasphemy Laws in the Pakistan Penal Code are rooted in the Indian Penal Code of 1860 and they were introduced through Sections 295-B and 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code during the dictatorial regime of General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq. The newly-introduced sections aimed to protect holy personages of only one religion, i.e. Islam, which is the state religion. Section 295-C which was added by an act of the parliament in 1986, and made it a criminal offence to use derogatory remarks in respect of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Under Section 295-C, the offence was punishable with life imprisonment or death.
Freedom of speech is a right, but this right is not befitting of irrationality. It should be treated like any other right afforded by civil liberties: with responsibility. And when it is abused, an apology or some form of resolution is required.
Facebook's policy makes it clear that obscene content and the triggering of hate material toward any group, individual, or religion will be banned and removed. Last year, Facebook was quick to honour requests by Italian authorities to shut down a page dedicated to Massimo Tartaglia, the man who allegedly punched Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at a political rally in Milan. While No such urgency found its way to the controversy behind the Removal of Group who call for drawing Images/Photos of Our Beloved Prophet.
According to its own terms, conditions, and precedents, Facebook should have removed the group much earlier which they didn't and this has raised huge anger and a great disappointment among every descent men and women.