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ICC Note: Eighteen year-old Adnan Masih died after six days of detention during which Christian sources say he was brutally tortured by police. He was originally arrested for the alleged kidnapping of a Muslim woman, though his family says Adnan did not even know the woman. Thousands of Pakistani Christians have been protesting in the streets of Punjab and three of the officers involved in the arrest have now been arrested. 
6/20/2013 Pakistan (CIC) – Thousands of Christians in Punjab had recently taken to the streets in protest at the alleged torture and murder of a teenager who was held in police custody. Eighteen-year-old Adnan Masih died at Sharaqpur Sharif city police station in the district of Sheikhupura on June 10th, after being detained for six days. More than 4,000 Christians staged road blocks on the day of his death, demanding justice and the immediate arrest of the police involved. Three police officers have since been arrested.
Adnan, a fridge and air-conditioning mechanic who worked in nearby Lahore, was arrested on June 4th over the alleged kidnapping of a young Muslim woman. His family say he did not even know the woman and was entirely innocent. They also state that Adnan was brutally tortured during the six days of his detainment and then killed. The police are reportedly claiming that Adnan committed suicide.

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