BIG BREAKING NEWS – BLASPHEMY CASE – BAIL GRANTED: Pakistani court grants bail to Christian in blasphemy case [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 03/01
A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to a Christian man convicted in 2018 while still a teenager of insulting Islam by posting a picture of Islam’s holiest site on social media.
The court order in the eastern city of Lahore came more than 4 years after Nabeel Masih was arrested.
Nabeel Masih was detained after a mob accused him of committing blasphemy by sharing a picture of Kaaba in Mecca on Facebook.
Nabeel Masih was 16 years old at the time.
According to his lawyer, Naseeb Anjum, Nabeel Masih was granted bail by the Lahore High Court.
It was unclear exactly when Nabeel Masih would be freed.
Blasphemy has been a contentious issue in Pakistan.
Domestic and international human rights groups say blasphemy allegations have often been used to intimidate religious minorities and to settle personal scores.
In 2018, Nabeel Masih became the youngest blasphemy convict in Pakistan when the court sentenced him to 10 years in prison.
Since then, the British Asian Christian Association has been supporting a legal battle for Nabeel Masih’s release.
Pakistani court grants bail to Christian in blasphemy case: