Pakistani Christian couple’s appeal hearing against “blasphemy” death sentences rescheduled for 24 September


Date:  September 22, 2020

The appeal court hearing for Pakistani couple, Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, against their “blasphemy” conviction is now rescheduled for 24 September.

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Appeal judges will be told that Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar couldn't have sent "blasphemous" text messages because they can't read or write

The married couple, who have four children, have endured six years in prison on death row after being convicted in April 2014 of sending “blasphemous” text messages to two Muslims. They are illiterate and say they were incapable of sending the messages.

Aasia Bibi’s lawyer, Saif-ul-Mulook, took up the case of Shafqat, who is disabled, and his wife Shagufta in May 2019.

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