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Jubilee Campaign Press Release: Historic Bail Granted for Victim of Blasphemy Law Accusations in Pakistan

 “This is a very special judgement from the Supreme Court… the first time in the Pakistan judicial history” lawyer Saif ul Malook shares during a video call. He adds that this judgement will act as a precedent to help other victims of blasphemy charges. Courts in Pakistan regularly dismiss bail appeals for blasphemy law victims […]

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Jubilee Campaign Recognizes World Children’s Day 2021 and Highlights Areas of Concern

China Violates Children’s Rights to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) China has adopted international conventions provisioning citizens with the right to freedom of religion or belief – i.e., the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child – and has outlined religious freedom in its

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This #InternationalReligiousFreedomDay , Jubilee Campaign Highlights Our Most Pressing IRF Concerns.

Nigeria As in just about every year of Jubilee Campaign’s operation, Nigeria has been a major focus of our work. In addition to major domestic issues such as governmental corruption [Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics’ December 2019 Survey on Corruption as Experienced by the Population revealed that Nigerian civilians perceive police officers, tax/revenue officers, prosecutors,

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8-Year-Old Pakistani Boy Youngest Every to Be Charged with Blasphemy; Fortunately, Police Drop His Charges

In July 2021, human rights activists and organizations were pleased to hear of the acquittal of Pakistani Christian couple Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel after they had spent 7 years in prison. The couple was falsely accused by a local Muslim cleric of sending blasphemous text messages in English to his phone; in spite of

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A Blasphemy Case Victory in Pakistan, Meanwhile a Major Setback in The Maldives

On the afternoon of 3 June 2021, Pakistani Christian couple Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel were released from an eight-year-long hellish struggle against blasphemy laws, false allegations, postponed court dates, and prolonged detention. Nearly a decade of insecurity and uncertainty has wreaked havoc on the couple’s life, but even with an acquittal, they are not

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European Parliament Passes Resolution in Support of Shagufta and Shafqat on Death Row in Pakistan on Blasphemy Charges.

Jubilee Campaign welcomes the European Parliament Resolution that passed today and echoes the call for the European Commission to “immediately review” the trade deal with Pakistan (GSP+) in light of the provision of the death penalty for blasphemy and the use of blasphemy laws to arbitrarily incarcerate numerous individuals. The European Parliament passes a resolution in support

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Catholic Girl Seeks Asylum in UK after she is Kidnapped, Raped, Converted to Islam Against her Will in Pakistan

In late 2020, yet another harrowing case of abduction and forced religious conversion came out of Pakistan and drew international attention and outcry. This time, 14-year-old Roman Catholic girl Maira Shahbaz, was abducted in broad daylight in April of 2020, being forced at gunpoint into an unknown car. Shahbaz reveals how her kidnapper, Mohamed Nakash,

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Hindu Temple in Pakistan Destroyed by Mob, High Court Orders Immediate Reconstruction

Just a week ago on December 30th, a violent and angry mob of alleged Islamic leaders and followers ambushed a well-known historical Hindu temple in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. Videos of the incident that circulated on social media showed the 100-year-old temple covered in smoke and surrounded by mobs of people with hammers

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