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Pakistan: Fear for safety/ Prisoner of Conscience (POC), Mohammed Younus Shaikh

, Index number: ASA 33/023/2005

Mohammed Younus Shaikh has reportedly been sentenced to life imprisonment by a special "anti-terrorism" court for allegedly writing and distributing books that contained "blasphemous and sacrilegious" material. He is currently being held in solitary confinement in Karachi Central Prison because of fears that he could be attacked by other inmates.

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