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Pakistan: rare acquittal

For what might be the first time, a Pakistani lower court in mid-January acquitted a Christian of blasphemy, after a three-year trial, for lack of evidence against him.

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However, before his arrest on the false charge, Pervaiz Masih’s wife was brutally tortured by the police as they sought to find out where he was, as was his brother-in-law. Her back was broken, leaving her unable to leave her bed. He also believes his wife Zareena’s incapacity led to the drowning of his three-and-a-half year old daughter; she was unable to keep watch over the toddler.