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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan

As delivered by Jesse Bernstein Delegation of the United States of America 28th Session, Geneva, November 13, 2017 Thank you Mr. President. The United States welcomes the Pakistani delegation to the UPR Working Group and recommends that Pakistan: Repeal blasphemy laws and restrictions and end their use against Ahmadi Muslims and others and grant the visit […]

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Universal Periodic Review 28: Pakistan

This UK statement was delivered during the 28th session of the Universal Period Review during the discussion of Pakistan’s Human Rights Record on 13 November 2017. The UK recognises positive steps by Pakistan, including a National Commission for Human Rights, a National Action Plan, and laws on the rights of women and minorities. We remain deeply […]

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Pakistani Shia Cleric Warns of Dangers Posed by Baha’is & Ahmadis

Pakistan’s Shia leader has warned the public and the government of the dangers posed by Bahais and Ahmadis. Allama Iqbal Bahishti urged the public and authorities to be watchful of the ‘heretic’ Baha’is & Ahmadis. Allam Iqbal Bahishti is the provincial secretary-general of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM), which is Pakistan’s largest Shiite political organization. He made the […]

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Islamists rally near Islamabad, demand removal of minister

ISLAMABAD (AP) – More than 3,000 Islamists camped out on the edge of Pakistan’s capital, demanding the removal of the country’s law minister over a recently omitted reference to the Prophet Muhammad in a constitutional bill. The rally began with a few hundred members of the small radical Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party who had […]

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UPR side-event highlights the ongoing and systematic persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

CAP Liberté de Conscience (13.11.2017) – http://bit.ly/2AHjXDb – On 13 November, the Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience, (CAP) held a side event at the Palais des Nations alongside Pakistan’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council. The side event reflected on the challenges facing religious communities in Pakistan, particularly the country’s […]

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Pakistani death sentences show blasphemy laws’ threat

WASHINGTON (BP) — The October death sentences for three Pakistani men demonstrate the threat of blasphemy laws in many countries to the life and liberty of Christians and other religious minorities. The judgments for the Pakistanis — all members of the Ahmadi Muslim sect — came two months after the U.S. Commission on International Religious […]

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Pakistani protesters see a dark conspiracy afoot in a ‘clerical error’ about the Muslim prophet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Their cause seemed arcane and their slogans were far from pithy. But to several hundred protesters who rallied here for 11 days, the “finality of the prophethood” was an unassailable tenet of Islam, the faith followed by 95 percent of Pakistanis, and defending it was of sacred importance.No serious threat had been posed to […]

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