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Three Ahmadis sentenced to death for blasphemy

Islamabad, Pakistan - Three members of Pakistan's persecuted Ahmadi sect have been sentenced to death for blasphemy by a court in the central town of Sheikhupura, a community spokesperson said. Mubasher Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmed and Ehsan Ahmed were convicted by the court on Wednesday for insulting Prophet Mohammad under the country's strict blasphemy laws, [...]

2017-10-12T12:39:14+00:00

Pakistan’s Persecuted Minority in Line of Fire

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN —  The son-in-law of Pakistan's recently ousted prime minister lambasted a minority that human rights groups consider one of the most persecuted in the country. Mohammed Safdar said members of the Ahmadiyya sect are a "danger to this country, this nation, its constitution and its identity." Speaking in the national assembly, of [...]

2017-10-11T17:24:31+00:00

Asma Jahangir calls on Nawaz to take notice of Safdar’s ‘unacceptable’ attack on Ahmadis

Human rights lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir on Tuesday demanded former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to take notice of retired Capt Muhammad Safdar's tirade against the persecuted Ahmadi community. On Tuesday, Safdar, who is the former prime minister's son-in-law and a member of the ruling PML-N, accused the faith group of acting against the [...]

2017-10-11T17:20:59+00:00

Sharif’s son-in-law spews anti-Ahmedi hatred in the House

Says officials related to Ahmadiyya are ‘threat to Pakistan’s sovereignty, Constitution, ideology’ ‘An oath of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat should be compulsory for those in judiciary’ ISLAMABAD: In an apparent bid to shift the media focus from the recent gaffe through the federal government’s bill to amend the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat from the nomination papers, the son-in-law of former [...]

2017-10-11T17:15:48+00:00

Minorities Worship Places Under Constant Attack In Pakistan

Victims urge the state to take effective measures and clear stance to make Pakistan inclusive Kashif Nawab, 40, is a regular church-goer in Yohanabad, a majority Christian neighborhood in Lahore. However, after a terrorist attack on two churches in March 2015, he feels himself insecure while going to Church every Sunday. “Though I live [...]

2017-09-28T06:07:59+00:00

HRW Urges Algeria to Stop Persecuting Religious Minorities

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Algerian government to halt its persecution and hate speech against religious minorities in the country after authorities proceeded to a crackdown on the followers of the Ahmadi sect. HRW raised the alarm concerning the discrimination endured by religious minorities in Algeria following the arrest of the President [...]

2017-09-13T18:57:30+00:00

Algeria finds sect leader guilty of ‘offending Islam’

An Algerian court on Wednesday found the head of the country's tiny Ahmadi community guilty of "offending Islam" and handed him a six-month suspended sentence, his lawyer said. "Mohamed Fali was handed a six-month suspended sentence. He was found guilty of unauthorised fundraising and offending the Prophet and Islam," Salah Dabouz said. While Ahmadis [...]

2017-09-13T18:45:16+00:00

Algeria: Stop Persecuting a Religious Minority

(Beirut) – The arrest of Mohamed Fali, president of Algeria’s Ahmadiyya community on August 28, 2017, is the latest example of a crackdown on the religious minority, Human Rights Watch said today. Scores of Ahmadis have been prosecuted since June 2016, and some imprisoned for up to six months. Senior government officials have at [...]

2017-09-13T19:02:39+00:00

IHRC submission to UN HR Committee Regarding Examination of Pakistan

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee Regarding Examination of Pakistan under the ICCPR 120th Session 3-28 July 2017 By Atheist Ireland, the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland, And the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Ireland     Download PDF

2017-07-11T12:43:54+00:00

European Court / Bulgaria: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community denied registration

Refusal by authorities to register Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as a religious association breached the Convention Registrar of the European Court (15.06.2017) – In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Metodiev and Others v. Bulgaria (application no. 58088/08) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article [...]

2017-06-20T23:41:12+00:00