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PAKISTAN – Christian couple lynched for blasphemy: the police accused of negligence

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Shama Bibi (left) and Sajjad Maseeh, a Christian couple and parents of four children, were burned to death by a Muslim lynch mob in Pakistan because of a false blasphemy accusation.  Shama was also  pregnant.

Shama Bibi (left) and Sajjad Maseeh, a Christian couple and parents of four children, were burned to death by a Muslim lynch mob in Pakistan because of a false blasphemy accusation. Shama was also pregnant.

Lahore (Agenzia Fides) The Supreme Court of Pakistan criticized the inaction of the police in front of the lynching of the Christian couple Shahzad and Shama Masih, accused of blasphemy and killed in Kot Radha Kishan, Punjab, on 4 November 2014. On 24 August, the Court, in a case involving two accused of the lynching, strongly criticized the police for not having intervened to prevent violence and did nothing to protect the two Christian citizens. Five police officers were present at the scene of the crime, while the crowd of extremists who carried out the lynching was made up of about 500 fanatics. The officers are accused of negligence, while the prosecutor argued that the police tried to stop the angry crowd, but failed. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has charged with murder 106 people deemed responsible for the lynching of the Christian couple, but justice, say Christian lawyers, moves at a slow pace.

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3 Comments

  1. Christine Shoffner says:

    I thought they were beaten, dragged from a vehicle, legs broken, then thrown into the fire of the brick kiln. I don’t recall the lynching. Whatever happened to this couple was particularly horrific, even by Pakistan standards. I would like to know the truth of this story.

  2. Julian Kennedy says:

    Reblogged this on Go take a jump for God and commented:
    Disgraceful inaction and I doubt if there will ever be dismissals or any convictions. Justice will have to wait till the last day!

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