Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pakistan Christians Protest Release “Murderer” Of Christian Servant

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Christians have demanded justice for family of murdered Christian domestic servant. Xavier P. Williams for BosNewsLife

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)-- Christians protested Monday, February 21, in Pakistan's Punjab provinceagainst the release on bail of the alleged murderer of a 12-year-old Christian domestic servant, whose casehas come to symbolize mounting tensions between Muslims and Christians here.

Demonstrators gathered in Youhanabad, a poor Christian settlement on the fringes of the provincialcapital Lahore, demanding justice for the family of Shazia Masih, who died last month.

The girl was allegedly mentally and physically abused in the home of Muslim lawyer Chaudhry Mohammad Naeem,in Lahore, where she had worked for the last eight months to support her poor parents.

She was taken to hospital for treatment "but did not recover and passed away on January 22," said theCentre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), which represents Masih's family in court.
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