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Christian teenager beaten to near death for quitting role as house maid at Muslim home

On 12th of July 2020, Anika Shehzad (16 yrs) resident of Wandala Diyal Shah in Sheikhupura, began work as a house maid, at the home of a Muslim landlord Naila Bibi (32 yrs) resident of B.Block, Multan Road, Lahore. The employment had been organised by a woman in the same village as Anika named Maqboola Bibi (56 yrs), who herself was a relative of Naila. During the time of her employment no communication was permitted between Anika and her parents, despite her young and vulnerable age and this cause great anxiety to the parents of Anika.  On 12th of August 2020, Maqboola contacted the parents of Anika and asked them to ...

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Lord Alton: International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

Lord Alton meets Hannah Chowdhry at House of Lords meeting in 2017.

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Missing Mum and young child sought by police.

Liane Pibworth and her young daughter who complained to BACA about persecution in their community of Hammersmith, successfully moved to a home in another part of London with our help. Read her story (here) The move was granted by Peabody Trust and the mother and daughter moved from the home they alleged they were being targeted at, during the lockdown period.  On Tuesday this week a call was received from the Met Police Missing Persons Unit, who have informed us that both of them are now missing and that they would urgently like to confirm the whereabouts of both of them.  We have tried to contact Liane via her known tel...

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Father returns to family home after 22 months thanks to BACA paying for his asylum bail in Thailand

BACA continues our work supporting the Pakistani Christian asylum community in Thailand and we are pleased to announce the release of another person from the brutal Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) of Bangkok.   Sapna Charles has been supported by BACA for 22 months and her family who have recently been granted asylum in Australia, hope to complete the process soon. Two months ago Sapna asked for us to release her husband based on his new status as a potential sponsored asylum-seeker abroad.  Charles Bhatti was arrested on 11th October 2018 from his home for being a tourist visa overstayer.  This is because Thailand has not r...

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Father killed by police in despicable attempt to prevent his son a key-witness speaking at a cousin's murder trial

A Christian father of five children was beaten to death by police officers, who it is alleged where attempting to thwart justice in a murder case that involved a Muslim man with strong family connections within the local police authority. Younis Masih (58 yrs) was beaten during a police interrogation at his home at approximately 1am  on 21st June 2020, after being falsely investigated for drug dealing with two sons.  This was despite no evidence of any wrongdoing being found after a search of his home and no previous history of any crime.  During the search of his home Younis Masih was hit hard in the chest at least five ti...

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Blasphemy Accused Murdered During Trial

  A man accused of blasphemy was killed in court during his trial proceedings.Tahir Ahmed Nasim was shot dead during his trial for blasphemy in Peshawar when Khalid Khan calmly walked up to the defendant, shooting him six times in front of shocked onlookers, before being overpowered by security. Mr Nasim was on trial after being arrested for blasphemy when a video of him claiming to be a prophet was put onto social media that then went viral. Khalid Khan who claimed to have had a vision of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in a dream, said Muhammad asked him to kill Tahir Nasim and was given the gun by Tauqeer Zia, a lawyer, who managed to smuggle the gun through court...

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BACA continued food parcel delivery during return of Covid Lockdown

A BACA food parcel distribution operation reached a further 120 families despite the Coronavirus challenges thanks to God.   On Tuesday Pakistan reported their lowest number of daily infections by coronavirus, as well as fatalities linked to the disease in a 24 hour period. Official statistics showed 553 more deaths raising the overall death toll to 5,957, whereas the number of infections reached 279,699.Pakistan is among a handful of countries where cases of COVID-19 have dropped considerably in recent weeks. However, health experts have cautioned that this could be the result of fewer tests. Pakistani Authorities have imposed a lockdown in virus hotspots across ...

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