Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PAKISTAN – After 12 years in prison: A Christian sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy acquitted on appeal
Lahore – Imran Masih, a 38-year-old Christian from Faisalabad, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy, was acquitted on appeal today, December 15, before the Lahore Supreme Court. The court overturned the first instance sentence that sentenced him to life imprisonment in 2010. This is confirmed by the Catholic lawyer Khalil Tahir Sandhu, who defended Imran, like many other Pakistani Christians unjustly accused of blasphemy.