Pakistan:(LEAD) On dated 3 April,2013,one Christian man Younis Masih,who was death sentenced in blasphemy,his appeal was accepted and Court ordered for his release.His wife Meena Bibi suffered a lot with her four children after the allegation levelled against her husband and he was put behind the bars.Now the issue is of the safety of his life and his family .
Round about more than 50 people have been killed in blasphemy accusations, including pre-trial prisoners murdered in their prison cells and even within court premises.
One example is the case from 1993 of Salamat Masih, Manzoor Masih and Rehmat Masih.Manzoor Masih was shot dead by Islamic militants during the trial as the police escorted the prisoners out of the court premises.
A trial court convicted and sentenced to death the teenage Salamat and his father Rehmat, but this was overturned by another court and they were released. They were forced to flee the country for their own safety.
Muslim extremists shot dead Rahid Emmanuel and Sajjid Emmanuel in broad daylight in front of hundreds of people in district courts compound in Faisalabad On 19 July,2010.
A Christian woman Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by an additional sessions court in Nankana Sahib for committing blasphemy in 2010.The appeal has been filed against the order in Lahore High Court Lahore and she is awaiting for justice.LEAD must play its role in the case of Asia Bibi within its capacity.
Two High Profile Government representatives were assassinated who spoke in her favor and the misuse of blasphemy laws.
Martha Bibi who is facing agony of trial in Lahore from last more than 7 years and luckily with the efforts LEAD,she got bail in 2007 from Lahore High Court Lahore.Her next date of trial is fixed 15 April,2013 and Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill submitted fresh power of attorney including the name of Mr.Naseeb Anjum Advocate High Court on 13 March,2013.Now Both Mr.Gill and Mr.Anjum will represent Martha Bibi.
Khuram Shahzad accused of blasphemy under section 295 B PPC was granted bail in October 2012 and he is facing trial in session Court Lahore and his next date of hearing is fixed 13 April,2013.
Sawan Masih accused of blasphemy on dated 2 April 2013 first time appeared for trial in session Court Lahore and now his next date of hearing is fixed 15 April,2013.Family of Sawan Masih is making request to Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill to represent Mr.Masih in court for his trial.
"Today Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill National Director of LEAD shared that he believed in the saying ""Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" Mother Teresa.I got LLB degree by Inspiration and Motivation of Jesus Christ after reading and reciting many times the two trials of New Testament one of Jesus Christ and other of Appostle Paul.So with the blessings of Jesus,now no one dare to create more problems for victims as some so called persons has been doing in many cases.I need your prayers for the mission which LEAD has started for the releif and to save the lives of persecuted Church in Pakistan."
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