For Pakistan’s Imperiled Christians, a Final Indignity: No Burial Sites

In this tiny village where most homes don’t have windows and meals are cooked over fire pits, Christians are used to feeling like second-class citizens.

 

Christians say they earn less than $2 a day working in the sugarcane fields. They must shop at the sparsely stocked Christian-run rice and vegetable store. They are not allowed to draw water from wells tapped for Muslim neighbors. Now, in what many consider to be a final indignity, they and other Pakistani Christians are struggling to bury their dead.

 

Egypt Churches and Government to Study Draft Law on Church Building

Egypt’s Minister of Transitional Justice, Chancellor Ibrahim Henaidi, said that his ministry would form a committee of representatives of the Churches and the Egyptian government to study the Copts’ proposals on a draft law to build churches.

 

More Than 85 Churches Attacked in Post-Morsi Violence: Fieldwork Report

More than 85 churches in Egypt were subject to mob attacks from 30 June 2013 to 30 September 2014, according to a local rights group report issued this week.

 

Pakistani Court Rejects Asia Bibi Appeal, Withholds Death Penalty for ‘Blasphemy’

Pakistani Christians across the globe shed tears of disgust and horror as innocent Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, has had her blasphemy law appeal hearing rejected.  

 

A two-member bench of Lahore High Court, led by Justice Anwar-ul-Haque decided to uphold her existing blasphemy sentence, meaning Asia will remain on a death/life sentence and will now have to appeal through the Supreme Court of Pakistan - which will be the last chance of justice through Pakistan's flawed legal system.

 

Editor of Egypt’s Biggest Private Newspaper Questioned over (Unpublished) Report

Newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm says Interior Ministry 'set dangerous precedent' by filing complaint over unpublished report claiming 2012 presidential poll was rigged

 

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