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Pakistan: arms chopped

A Christian in Pakistan had his arms chopped off with an axe for refusing to convert to Islam, it was reported in July.

British Pakistani Christian Association

But it is believed that his attackers are unlikely to face justice due to pro-Islamic bias. On 24 June, Aqueel Mashi was working at a petrol pump when two Muslim men asked him to go with them to their town for minor repairs on another vehicle. The men hacked off his arms during an ensuing argument – Mr Mashi was taken to hospital and was unconscious on arrival.