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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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Pak-Christians attacked over water needs given own clean water source!

Christians in Pakistan, mainly in the poor rural areas and mainly girls, are regularly being attacked while trying to access the basic need of water.To counter the paucity of clean water and safe toilet facilities BACA have recently completed two new electric pump generated water and toilet facilities. BACA began the installation of two clean water and toilet facilities with generated pumps for the Christian communities of Rao Khan wala, a village in Kasur, serving 7 Christian families and 35 individuals, in January.  But work had to stop during the lockdown.  Since the lockdown has been eased BACA have now completed the water projects. Shazia a 38-year-old w...

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Aleeza was only 1.5yrs when she lost her leg in a terrorist attack, now she needs your help for a new prosthetic limb

Aleeza the youngest survivor of the Quetta suicide bomb attack (click here), which killed nine people and injured dozens who were worshipping at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church' on 17th December 2017, requires a new prosthetic leg. Her survival is a modern day miracle after shrapnel pierced her body and left her gangrenous and close to death only days later.  BACA intervened and with some help from God and many of our supporters we were able to save her life (click here) At a very early age she also had to have a very painful and intricate operation to join her intestine to her bowel, after shrapnel ripped through her body (click here...

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Learn the Quran and gain 20 extra university credits in Pakistan - what next to keep Christians and others disadvantaged?

  By Ali Hasnain A Christian medical student was denied his place at university despite achieving the required marks. Kamran Safdar claims Muslim students with lower grades were awarded seats simply because they had memorised Hafiz-e-Quran. The son of a fruit hawker from Sargodha, District of Punjab in Pakistan, Kamran Safdar's ambition of becoming a doctor was shattered despite securing the appropriate entrance level of his chosen medical university with an 89% pass in his intermediate high school exam - even though his fellow Muslim students were accepted on lower grades. As a result, he was forced to retake the year again, this time attending a private institu...

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House of Lords anniversary celebration of the Global Christian Persecution Review may not have been read by UK Home Office say campaigners

By Desmond Fernandes The UK government last week sought to project itself as the champion of religiously persecuted people worldwide when it announced its Global Human Rights sanctions regime targeting those involved in religious persecution. The announcement was made during a House of Lords webinar titled the 'Anniversary of the Launch of the Independent Review of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians' which was attended by Hannah Chowdhry from the BACA with around 600 other guests. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab sought to reassure the public and human rights organisations that “everyone, no matter their faith or belief, deserves to be abl...

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63-year-old grandmother with Parkinsons disease is freed from Brutal Bangkok IDC after 50,000 bail fine paid by BACA

A 63-year-old grandmother, Mrs Rasoolan Bibi, who was arrested in a crackdown on asylum seekers and refugees in Thailand, just days before Christmas (19th December 2019), has escaped the brutal detention she suffered in Bangkok's infamous Immigration Detention Centre, thanks to BACA. Since Rasoolan Bibi's arrest, her daughter and only caretaker Amreen Latif faced many difficulties to reunite with her mother. With the help of Thai Lawyer Mr. Wathanin Boon and a bail of 50,000 baht (£1300), she has called for the release of her mother on medical grounds. The Thai Lawyer has acted as the guarantor of Mrs Rasoolan Bibi. In a previous art...

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BACA Aid for Asylum-seeking Pakistani Christians in Thailand

By Ali Hasnain The power and devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic has reached far and wide over the past few months, as the globe has struggled with its consequences. Lock-down is the new normal for millions of people, that also compounds the misery of the poor and in particular the Pak-Christian refugees in Thailand. Though in desperate need and despite the agonies of isolation, there remains a hope in Christ and a belief that sooner or later restrictions will be lifted. Families currently hiding in Thailand whilst seeking asylum after escaping persecution in Pakistan are already enduring dilapidated living conditions, with entire families often squeezed into one room...

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