Pakistan

Pakistan Christian families tortured in brick klins

29th January-2014

Christian woman brick kiln worker, namely Ms.Salamatay Bibi 48 years age,
Aziz Masih her son, Arshad Masih alias Papu, and two others, were
"brutally beaten along with their families including women, and children"
by local brick kiln owner and six "unknown" persons, and later were
forcibly taken to Brick Kiln of Rang Baig "with the threat of weapons."
The witnesses of the brutality said that the brick kiln owner and others had
"beaten them with heavy clubs and sticks and hung them on the front side of
wall of a house.

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Salamat Bhatti under constant life threats in Pakistan

Islamabad: December 28, 2013. (PCP) The home of Pakistan Community Peace
Foundation leader Mr. Salamat Bhatti was attacked again during Christmas
celebrations by some fundamental Muslims to prevent him to end his human
right services for Christian community.

On December 15, 2013, the attackers opened on door of home of Salamat
Bhatti and severely beaten up Karamat Bhatti who is brother of community
leader.

One attacker named Mohammad Ehasan ul Haq was caught by gathering of
neighborhood residents who came out of homes after hearing firing blasts
and help shouts by Bhatti family.

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PAKISTAN: Two young scheduled caste Hindu women were raped by Muslim landlords; one of them was later murdered


December 4, 2013

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-150-2013

4 December 2013
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PAKISTAN: Two young scheduled caste Hindu women were raped by Muslim landlords; one of them was later murdered

ISSUES: Rape, violence against women, religious minority groups, impunity and illegal court of law
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Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that two scheduled caste, Hindu women were raped by their Muslim landlords before their family members. Later on, one of them was murdered in revenge for making a report to the police. She and her mother were abducted by one of the landlords from outside the clinic of a doctor in broad daylight, close to the police station, and she was shot dead in front of her mother. The Shadi Pali Police Station of Umer Kot district, Sindh, took time to register the First Information Report (FIR) in order to give the rapists time to abscond. The family members of the victims are displaced from their village and are living on the roadside in the cold nights but the police and authorities have refused to help them. In providing protection to the rapists, the police and notables of the area forced the victims to reach to a settlement and give amnesty to the rapists. Once again the police have shown their efficiency to get approval from judicial magistrate so that perpetrators are freed.

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