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Pakistan: Further information on: Fear of torture/Ill-treatment / Fear of death sentence, Diwan Hashmat Hayat

, Index number: ASA 33/015/2005

Diwan Hashmat Hayat, who is detained in Jhelum District Central Jail, Punjab, is at renewed risk of attack by prison guards or other prisoners, after a recent newspaper article reignited public opinion about the charges of blasphemy which he faces. His wife, Naheed Hashmat Hayat, their five children and Naheed Hashmat Hayat's relatives have also been threatened because of their relationship to Diwan Hashmat Hayat. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety.

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