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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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