28 November 2010

Pakistani Christian Convicted of ‘Blasphemy’ Stoned in Prison

Muslim inmates at a prison in northwest Punjab Province on Oct. 29 stoned a Christian wrongly convicted of “blasphemy” nearly to death, according to his father.

Imran Masih, a 19-year-old member of the Protestant Church of Pakistan, is still recovering in District Hospital Hazro, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit the day of the assault.

“Imran Masih was brought to the hospital in a very serious condition,” Dr. Sultan Malik told Compass. “He had lost a lot of blood. He was shifted to the ICU and is still under treatment.”

Masih, a resident of Hazro near Attock, is expected to be released from the hospital next week. [Christian News Today] Read more [via National Secular Society]