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November 9 2006

Pakistan: Death sentence against a Christian, allegedly guilty of murder, quashed after victim's family expresses forgiveness

 
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Death Sentence Overruled In Pakistan, on the 30th October 2006, the death sentence passed on a Christian was quashed by the court. The Community of Sant'Egidio, working together with the Catholic Parish Priest of Sargodha, a city in Pakistan’s Punjab, was able to secure the Christian’s release from execution by persuading the victim’s relations to grant their forgiveness.

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