Call for release of Christian prisoner

A letter signed by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council, and the Rev Ian Galloway, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has been sent by the Church of Scotland and will be read out at a three-hour rally in Trafalgar Square, London on Sat 10th March. The rally, which has been organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association, will commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities Affairs, demand the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman convicted under Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law and call for the repeal of that Law.
The letter states the Blasphemy Law that “was designed to protect people of all faiths and to promote respect for all religions is being used to intimidate and terrorise minority faith communities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” and urges the Government of Pakistan to repeal it. Read more.

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