BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Acquitted of Blasphemy; Concerns About Her Safety

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for "blasphemy" against Islam, has been acquitted but concerns remain about her safety, several officials told BosNewsLife. “Finally it has happened. Asia Bibi was released after nine years of detention, eight of which she spent on death row," said European legislator Peter van Dalen who met Bibi's family ahead of Wednesday's decision.

Pakistan Christian Killed For Refusing To Marry Muslim

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian woman has died in Pakistan's second largest city Lahore after she was disfigured with acid and set alight for refusing to marry a Muslim man, Christians and rights activists confirmed Tuesday, April 24.

Pakistan Christians Injured In Church Attack

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN ((BosNewsLife)-- Several Christians in Pakistan's Punjab province were recovering from their injuries Sunday, March 18,  after being attacked by an angry mob while building a church wall around an evangelical congregation, Christians said.

A Quiet Tragedy – Pakistani Christians Seeking Refuge in Thailand (COLUMN)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist 1438863364197 BANGKOK, THAILAND (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The impact of the massive wave of Christian refugees from the Middle East has been so overwhelming that, sadly, we too often forget that Christian refugee groups are suffering in other parts of the world.

Pakistan Police Sexually Abuse Cousin of Detained Christian

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The cousin of a Christian teenager detained in Pakistan for “blasphemy against Islam" remains in critical condition after he was beaten and forced by police to perform a sex act on his relative, officials and Christians confirmed.

BREAKING: 1,000 Christian Families Flee Lahore After Mob Threatens To ‘Hang’ Man For Blasphemy

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Up to 1,000 Christian families have fled a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city after a Muslim mob threatened to hang a Christian young man for posting "blasphemous content" on his Facebook website, several sources told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING: Pakistan Christian ‘Blasphemy’ Man Released After 20 Months Imprisonment

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man who spent 20 months in a Pakistani prison on charges of "blasphemy against Islam" has been released after a local court acquitted him on all charges, two advocacy officials involved in his case told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING: Pakistan Church Attack Kills Nine, Injures 60

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The militant Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday, December 18, for the suicide attack that rocked a packed evangelical church in Pakistan's city of Quetta, killing nine people and injuring about 60 others, including women and children.

‘Pakistan Christian Inmate Dies After Torture’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man accused of involvement in the lynching of two Muslims after church bombings has died in a Pakistani prison under suspicious circumstances; an advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

Pakistan Christians Flee Homes After Blasphemy Accusations

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian families have been forced to leave their village in Pakistan's Punjab province after a Christian teenager was accused of “blasphemy” against Islam on social media, Christians told BosNewsLife.