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ACLJ is providing legal aid to persecuted Pakistani Christians: Shaheryar Gill

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“We successfully opposed the bail applications filed by some of the mobsters who attacked and vandalized Christians in Korian,”

08/05/2010 Pakistan (PCP)-Speaking at the PPC conference on August 2, 2010, Shaheryar Gill, attorney with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), shared about the work ACLJ’s affiliate, European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) is doing in Pakistan . Gill said that the ECLJ is providing legal assistance to persecuted Christians in Pakistan . Providing an update on the Gojra cases, he said the ECLJ is representing Christians whose houses were burned in the village of Korian on July 30. “We successfully opposed the bail applications filed by some of the mobsters who attacked and vandalized Christians in Korian,” said Gill. He further commented that many of the Christians complainants, however, have settled the cases with the attackers, either under pressure and serious threats or for monetary compensation.

The ECLJ is also representing Ms. Magdalene Ashraf, a nursing student who was brutally raped and pushed out of the second floor window of a hospital building by a medical doctor, Abdul Jabbar Memon. “Doctors are expected to teach their students the ethics and professional sanctity of the medical profession, but this doctor broke all bounds. He violated not only his professional responsibility as a doctor who is expected to save lives but has committed a serious crime of raping and attempting to kill Ms. Ashraf,” said Gill.

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