(ANS) – A Christian believer who ran afoul of Pakistan s strict blasphemy law has just been released on a bond of $4200. Yousaf Masih, 60, was arrested on June 28 from the Lalkurti area in Nowshera following an allegation that he had deliberately burnt pages of the Koran. After Masihs arrest, a news release from the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) stated that he was brutally tortured in a police station and later moved to the Central Jail in Peshawar , where he was kept in a special cell. There was serious concern beginning to emerge about Masihs health. Masih was released from jail on Aug. 6, when APMA members and lawyers presented the release warrant to the jail superintendent. The news release from APMA stated that when Masih was informed about his impending freedom, he fell down on his knees and loudly said, Hallelujah.He then stood up and hugged us. We took him from Central Jail in Peshawar to a location where his family was waiting for him. Speaking in the news release, an APMA official called Masihs release on bail a great miracle.
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