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Repeal Blasphmy Laws

POSTED BY: R.E.A.L. ORGANIZATION JULY 22, 2015


The families of two Pakistan Christian brothers, Qaisar and Amoon, arrested for blasphemy are calling for Christians to assist in providing legal support for their defense. They are in the Jhelum District Jail, after being on the run for four years as a result of wild "blasphemy" charges against them, made in retaliation for one of their friend making a remark about someone's sister. When the brothers heard that blasphemy charges were being filed, they reportedly fled Pakistan, including spending time in Thailand, where they could not stay. When they returned to Pakistan, they were arrested for under the false blasphemy charge used to bully and persecute Pakistan Christians.

As reported by Asia News, the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), Amoon's wife Huma has done all she could to get her husband released, but has failed. However, she has not lost hope and finally approached the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) in June of this year for legal aid and support.

Asia News reports: "CLAAS providing both brothers with free legal aid and have visited them in Jhelum jail. CLAAS is going to apply for their bail once the Eid holidays are over, so please remember CLAAS's lawyers and the families in your prayers."

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