Pakistani Leader Condemns ‘Inhuman Torture’ of Two Christians
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 May 13
The leader of Pakistan’s People’s Party has strongly condemned the torture of two Christians by police.
ChristianToday.com reports that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is the chairman of the People’s Party, spoke out about the human rights abuses committed by Pakistani police against Christians who are minorities in the country.
"We are torchbearers of struggle for human rights in Pakistan and any inhuman treatment or torture to fellow citizens will be vehemently resisted," Zardari said in a statement.
Many Christians are persecuted in Pakistan because of the country’s blasphemy laws.
The two victims who were brutally tortured by police are Faraz Masih, aged 30, and Doya Masih, aged 40.
The Pakistan People’s Party reported that "While carrying out the investigations the Lahore police hung one of the men upside down with a bunk and tortured him inhumanely. The other was stripped naked and tortured."
The two victims are currently in a hospital, reportedly fighting for their lives.
Zardari said the policemen who perpetrated the violence should be brought to justice. Four police officers were suspended after a relative of the victims released photographs.
Publication date: May 13, 2016