Thursday, November 12, 2009

59 Pardons!

It is reported that the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, has approved pardons for 59 "Christian prisoners" who were "falsely accused of minor crimes" and were in jail without any bail or had no legal aid. Interestingly, the story also notes that there are "hundreds" of Church based and Christian / Muslim civil society organizations that claim to provide legal aid assistance to Christians/ Such organizations are successful at getting "huge sums of funds from foreign donor agencies" but - in reality - tend to merely "follow cases which can give them publicity. See full story here.

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