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Pakistan: burned for her faith

A 25-year-old Christian woman from Punjab province, Pakistan, died of horrific injures 11 days after being set on fire on 11 April for refusing to convert to Islam in order to marry a Muslim man.

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Asma died of her horrific injuries | photo: Barnabas Fund

Asma Yaqoob refused to convert to Islam as demanded by Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar as a condition of a marriage proposal. When Asma refused to renounce her faith, Gujjar doused her with petrol before setting her on fire.