Christian nurse beaten by colleagues and accused of blasphemy, an offence punishable by death in Pakistan : worldnewsFebruary 16, 2021
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According to figures compiled by the National Commission for Justice and Peace and cited by Amnesty, at least 1,335 people were accused of blasphemy in Pakistan between 1987 and 2016.
At least 40 people convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan are currently facing life sentences or the death penalty, according to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
“In my entire career of 14 years as a criminal lawyer, none of the blasphemy victims I represented have actually committed blasphemy. People merely use it to persecute people and settle grudges and scores. If you like someone’s daughter and the father is not willing to marry her to you, blasphemy is the best tool to get rid of him and his entire family. If you like someone’s property and he’s not willing to vacate it for you, you go for blasphemy. The list goes on and on: at workplaces, with conflicts of jealousy and social status, etc.”