UA 137/94 - Pakistan: political killing / fear for safety: Manzoor Masih, Rehmat Masih, Salamat Masih, John Joseph

UA 137/94 - Pakistan: political killing / fear for safety: Manzoor Masih, Rehmat Masih, Salamat Masih, John Joseph

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Index Number: ASA 33/002/1994
Date Published: 5 April 1994
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Pakistan

On 5 April 1994 in Lahore, Manzoor Masih, a Christian was shot death and three other Christians, Rehmat Masih, Salamat Masih, aged 13, and John Joseph were seriously injured. Their attackers were three gunmen whom eyewitnesses have named as Imam Bux, Mohammad Akram and Malik Sadiq, members of the Islamist party, Sepah-e Sahaba. The first three men named above had been charged with blasphemy by leaders of the Sepah-e Sahaba. As of 6 April, none of the accused had been arrested or questioned by the police.


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