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Pakistan: lynching

Gruesome violence against Muslims accused of blasphemy in Pakistan reignited calls in mid-April for amending blasphemy statutes commonly used to persecute Christians.

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The lynching of a Muslim student over blasphemy charges at a university in northwestern Pakistan, the murder of a blasphemy accused Muslim in Punjab Province and mob violence against a mentally-challenged Muslim on similar accusations have compelled officials at high levels to call for changes in the widely condemned statutes.