Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Tag Archives: Christian

Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Asia Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and the apex court ordered her immediate release. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif ...

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Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from what Amnesty International called “crimes ...

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Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed two years for blasphemy

JAKARTA: Outgoing Jakarta governor and President Joko Widodo’s ally was found guilty of blasphemy by a District Court on Tuesday (May 9) and sentenced to two years in jail. The hearing on Tuesday capped a long-drawn trial against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who was recently defeated by his rival Anies Baswedan ...

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