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BPCA report secures Christian victim's stay in the UK - worth every penny we have been told!

Our high profile campaigns for justice seem to be having some effect! The British Pakistani Christian Association(BPCA) is pleased to announce a successful appeal opposing a very unfair asylum decision against a persecuted Pakistan Christian. The decision was made in late December, butwe have waited to announce it because there was still a window for theSecretary of State to appeal – this window has now passed. The BPCA had been particularly concerned with this case as it was one of several where the UK Border Agency (UKBA) had rejected the application on very spurious grounds and in effect called the victim a liar. The case involved Mr Raza, a ...

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UKBA - a question of credibility part 2

Damage after fatal bomb attack on Karachi Catholics Continuing on from Part 1 where we talked about the circumstances of Mrs DZ's initial rejection and her appeal The family launched another appeal, which again was denied, even though they supplied further evidence, including a letter from their parish priest, Father John Joseph Paul, stating that Mrs DZ’s husband was an active street evangelist who had a stall selling Christian books. This was simply rejected as not relevant by appealing to the earlier appeal judges ridiculous assertion that because he gave his trade as an electrical engineer he had to have been lying about his street stall....

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UKBA - a question of credibility part 1

Recently murdered Christian from asylum seekers neighbourhood BPCA wishes to highlight yet another case where we consider the UKBA to have reached an unfair decision to reject an asylum claim of a Pakistani Christian family who have fled religious persecution and threats. The case is that of Mrs DZ (name not allowed to be published due to legal reasons) and her family (husband and teenage son) who come from Karachi. Her husband, an electrical engineer / teacher, also did evangelistic work by manning a stall selling Christian books and pamphlets. Please sign our petition: https://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/savetheinnocents By way of background, Karach...

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Pakistani Muslims Join campaign for freedom of Asia Bibi

Rupee news has written a very interesting article which shows a letter of support from Akbar Navees a prominent Muslim. It illustrates the strength of passion that has been released as consequence of the Asia Bibi Case. Moreover, such strong words of support from leading Muslims is highlights that we need to re-evaluate our perceptions of the religious extremism in Pakistan. Their are moderate Muslims and to paint one faith as evil and all others as pure is shortsighted and remiss. All faiths have their own dark history and the Christian faith is not unblemished when it comes to persecution. Now is a time to collaborate with our religious counterparts in Pakista...

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Update on case of Asia Bibi

Asia bibi the innocent mother of 5 who has been handed a death sentence for proclaiming her faith. This morning our Pakistan delegate Juliet Chowdhry spoke with both Sohail Johnson of Release International and Ashiq Masih (husband of Asia Bibi). The two of them seemed in good mood and are grateful for the support that the international community of all faiths is showing to Asia and her family. A former Session Court Judge (who's name we will not publish) is taking up the case and is confident that he will be able to revert the decision. In the meanwhile the BPCA has been in dialogue with Amnesty International and their Afghanistan and Pakistan Officer is looking...

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Update on Asia Bibi - Blasphemy Law death sentence victim!

Asia Bibi comforts her children after the devastating court ruling. A Christian woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death by hanging after she was convicted of allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed. Asia was also fined £728 - the equivalent of two-and-a half years' salary for an unskilled worker. Asia, who is from Ittanwali in Punjab province, laboured in the fields for a Muslim landlord. She was arrested after a heated discussion about religion with her fellow farm workers. Hers was one of only three Christian families in the village. Asia Bibi, who is 45 years of age and has five children, has denied blaspheming and informed investigators that she is...

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Another couple from Gojra become blasphemy victims.

By Shamim Masih Gojra: Shagufta Kausar accused of blasphemy case seeks bail on 1st August in Additional Session Judge in Gojra. World Vision In Progress – WVIP filed the bail application for the Shagufta today in the court of the Additional Session Judge. Police sources told that due to unavoidable reasons, they couldn’t investigate the case accordingly so the official requested the court to hear the matter on August 1, 2013. Family of the accused couple requested WVIP to provide legal assistance to Shagufta and Shafaqat accused of a blasphemy case. WVIP management has assigned this duty to its legal team consist of Advocate Salvance Jacob and Nadeem Has...

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Sadistic rape and killing of Shazia Bashir a 12 year old Christian girl in Pakistan

Disgraceful! Look at the wounds on Shazia's neck and face. Her body lying peacefully in death - subjected to torture in her last moments. Just a child - her body had not even developed full adult characteristics! At 14 this child living a life of poverty, needed to work to support a family. Wounds cover her face, head and neck! Tortured and beaten before being raped - I pray for justice for the child and her family. The accused Lawyer smirks in a photograph. Last night we heard of the tragedy that has befallen the nation of Pakistan. It has been alleged that Shazia Masih a 14 year old Christian Girl in Lahore, Pakistan - as killed in an act of vile debauc...

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Another Taliban suicide Bomb in Pakistan

http://jazba.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/imam-bargah-under-attack-two-killed-3-injured-in-a-suicide-attack-on-imam-bargah-in-rawalpindi/ A young girl along with the attacker have been killed and a police constable seriously injured in a suicide attack outside the Imambargah (mosque of Shi’ite Muslims) named Kasre-e-Sakeena in Shahzad town area of Shakriyal alongside Expressway. Private TV Channel reported that the blast occurred when the Majlis was underway. Around 300 people were attending the religious gathering as the blast occurred. DIG Islamabad Bin Yameen while talking to media said that the incident occurred at about 10:18 pm when a suicide bomber tried...

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3 bomb attacks in 3 days - Pakistani Cover up in process!

It is with dismay and disdain that I hear of the persecution of our Shi'ite brothers in Pakistan - a small Muslim minority. The Shia community of Karachi has been ravaged by 3 separate bomb attacks, in a spate of sectarian violence covering just 3 days from the 26th - 28th December. The Ashoura festival and Muharram celebrations, for Shia Muslims have been tarnished by the recent terrorist activity. The intensity of the situation culminated in a Shia led riot that has decimated the local commercial precinct. Shmefully it woukld seem that the Pakistan Government has tried to delay or prevent news of the attacks reaching the wider populace. They have described major e...

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