Pakistan: fear for safety / death penalty: John Joseph, Salamat Masih, Rehmat Masih

Pakistan: fear for safety / death penalty: John Joseph, Salamat Masih, Rehmat Masih

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Index Number: ASA 33/002/1995
Date Published: 10 February 1995
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Pakistan

AI fears for the safety of John Joseph, the key witness in an ongoing murder trial. The murder victim was a Christian, charged with blasphemy, Manzoor Masih. AI is deeply concerned that his co-accused, Salamat Masih, aged 14, and Rehmat Masih, 40, have been sentenced to death for blasphemy. John Joseph has reportedly received death threats from Islamists in Lahore who are reported to be celebrating the death sentences of the two Christians.


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