Protesters demand release of Asia Bibi, in Lahore, Pakistan, November 21, 2010.
Christians in Australia will hold a demonstration next week to ask their government to intervene on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy, as her final appeal hearing is expected this month.The rally will be held on Oct. 8 at the Parliament House in Sydney, and present a petition to the Pakistani Consulate.
Two of the attackers detonated their suicide jackets while two others were killed by security forces, officials were quoted as saying by the Dawn News.
In a brazen assault, four heavily-armed suicide attackers on Friday stormed a Christian colony, opening indiscriminate fire that left one person dead and several others injured before the terrorists were gunned down by security forces in this northwestern Pakistani city.
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 65, Wounds 300 in Pakistan Attack on Christians on Easter Day.
A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday in an attack claimed by a Taliban faction that said it had targeted Christians.
More than 300 other people were wounded, officials said.The explosion occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park close to children's swings. The park is a popular site for members of Lahore's Christian community, many of whom had gone there to celebrate the Easter weekend holiday.
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Islamabad: A Christian man who was arrested, tortured into confessing the crime and sentenced to death was executed in Pakistan's Lahore in early hours of Wednesday morning after 23 years of languishing in jail.
Aftab Bahadur, who as a minor worked as an apprentice for a plumber, was only 15 years of age, when on the fateful day of September 5, 1992, he was implicated in a murder case.
As per a rights group Reprieve, Bahadur was implicated into the murder by his employee plumber Ghulam Mustafa, who too was arrested for the same.