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In 2016, Pakistan enacted digital regulations that allow authorities to block online content in the ‘interest of the glory of Islam.’ (RNS) — Pakistani authorities have asked leaders of the American Ahmadiyya Muslim community to take down its official website, claiming that the U.S.-based site violates Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws and new cybercrime regulations. The...
Minorities, Women Face Increased Risks (New York) – Pakistan’s government intensified its crackdown on the media, political opponents, and civil society in 2020, while failing to stem violence against women and minorities, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021. Pakistani authorities harassed, and at times, prosecuted human rights defenders and journalists for criticizing government policies....
The US religious watchdog appealed Friday for the rights of a Pakistani woman from the country’s minority Ahmadis who has been jailed on blasphemy charges, declaring her a prisoner of conscience and urging Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to immediately set her free. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app....
USCIRF Commissioner James W. Carr Adopts Ramzan Bibi in Pakistan through the Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project Washington, DC – United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner James W. Carr today announced his adoption of Ramzan Bibi through the Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project. On April 30, 2020, Ramzan Bibi, a 55-year-old Ahmadi woman, was detained and accused of...
An Ahmadi doctor was murdered in front of his family at his home in Murch Balochan, Nankana Sahib District, Punjab on 20 November. His murder is the latest in a series of killings of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan. The incident took place in the afternoon, just after Dr Tahir Mahmood, 31, and his family finished...
Pakistani authorities should urgently and impartially investigate a surge in violent attacks on members of the Ahmadiyya religious community, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the ICJ said today. The authorities should take appropriate legal action against those responsible for threats and violence against Ahmadis. Since July 2020, there have been at least five apparently targeted...
(New York) – Pakistani authorities should urgently and impartially investigate a surge in violent attacks on members of the Ahmadiyya religious community, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. The authorities should take appropriate legal action against those responsible for threats and violence against Ahmadis.Since July 2020, there have been...
Pakistani authorities should urgently and impartially investigate a surge in violent attacks on members of the Ahmadiyya religious community, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. The authorities should take appropriate legal action against those responsible for threats and violence against Ahmadis. Since July 2020, there have been...
There have been several targeted killings of #Ahmadi’s in #Pakistan over the past 4 months. Why are religious minorities particularly vulnerable to blasphemy laws and violence in Pakistan? Find out in this week’s episode of USCIRF Spotlight.
A Yorkshire MP has spoken about the attacks levelled at him and his family due to being members of a particular sect of Islam. By Geraldine ScottMonday, 23rd November 2020, 10:00 pm Wakefield Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan led a debate in the Commons on Monday night on the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims, focussing on...
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