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Pakistani Christian couple cleared of blasphemy charges escapes death by hanging

The Christian Post reports that Pakistan’s Lahore High Court has released a judgment acquitting a Catholic mother and her partially paralysed husband who were on death row for seven years after a lower court convicted them of sending blasphemous text messages.


Weeks after overturning the session court’s death sentence for the couple, Shagufta Masih and her husband, Shafqat Emmanuel, who was the watchman of a school in Gojra area of Toba Tek Singh district in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, the high court released the judgment last week, expressing displeasure over the conduct of the trial, The News International reported

“We are dismayed that the learned additional sessions judge has decided the case in a slipshod manner (…) The appellants are acquitted of the charge,” reads the judgment.


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