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Death Threats Issued Against Christian Leaders in Pakistan

By Dan Wooding – “FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN (ANS) — A leading human rights campaigner in Pakistan has urged the government to provide ‘full-fledged security’ for Mr. Joseph Francis, Director of CLAAS (Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement), after Francis has received death threats for his work on the repeal of the country’s controversial blashemphy laws.

Naveed Walter, President of Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP), told the ASSIST News Service that he is concerned for the safety of Mr. Francis, and other Christian leaders, who are also receiving disturbing threats…

‘We also strongly condemn the death threats to Christian leaders and we are not afraid. I have also got threats from unknown people during the campaign for the total repeal of blasphemy laws and now, during the recent demonstrations following the assassination of Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti.

‘We are committed, at any cost, to continue our peaceful struggle until religious freedom prevails in Pakistan.'” Read more.

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