Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pakistan: Christian Leaders Receive Death Threats for Holding Candle Vigil for Asia Bibi


“A prayer and candle light vigil was held for Asia Bibi for her Freedom. This event was organized by the Society for Human Awareness, Development & Empowerment (SHADE) and United Baptist Church of Pakistan (Hyderabad) on 16 October at Hari camp Kotri District Jamshoro."

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Pakistan Christian Post
By PCP | October 17, 2016

Hyderabad: Unidentified masked men riding on motorbikes stopped Sooba Bhatti Advocate, Bishop Younus Gill and two other Christian leaders on gunpoint when they were coming out of Hari Camp Kotri District Jamshoro after holding prayers and Candle vigil for safety and release of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, waiting for her appeal in Supreme Court of Pakistan which was postponed on October 13, 2016, hearing on stepping down of one justice of Three Judges Bench of SCP.

The gunmen threatened Sooba Bhatti Advocate and Bishop Younus Gill to stop holding rallies and campaign for release of Asia Bibi or to face consequences. The masked men said that they know their family members and addresses that might be punished if they not ended their activities against Islamic teaching as Sharia Law is clear to kill blasphemer Asia Bibi.

As masked men fled on approaching of other people on road, Sooba Bhatti Advocate and Bishop Gill reported it in area Police Station and registration of First Information Report FIR to arrest culprits but up to filing of this news none was arrested nor police registered case on application of victims.

According to an earlier press release by Sooba Bhatti Advocate on incident of armed masked men threats said “A prayer and candle light vigil was held for Asia Bibi for her Freedom. This event was organized by the Society for Human Awareness, Development & Empowerment (SHADE) and United Baptist Church of Pakistan (Hyderabad) on 16 October at Hari camp Kotri District Jamshoro."


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