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Pakistan: Fear for safety

, Index number: ASA 33/003/2001

Aftab Ahmed, Imtiaz Hussain, Qazi Sarwar, Waijul Hasan, Munwarul Hasan, Mahmood Afridi, Javed Nazir, and others connected with the newspaper, Frontier Post, have been charged with blasphemy. If convicted they face a mandatory death sentence. Amnesty International also fears that a public outcry against a letter published in the paper could lead to widespread violence, particularly against people associated with the paper.

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