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ICC Note: A 16-year-old boy who converted to Christianity has been missing for nearly a month. Aman is believed to have been kidnapped by Islamic militants, though no claims have been made. In Pakistan it is considered a capital offense for a Muslim to convert and the death penalty is carried out sometimes by the state but other times by groups who take the punishment into own hands.
6/21/2013 Pakistan (Fides) – A 16-year-old boy, who converted to Christianity from Islam, has been reported missing since May 25 in Peshawar, capital of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to local sources of Fides, he may have been kidnapped by Islamic militants and his fate may already be marked, as he is considered “guilty of apostasy”.
Aman Ullah (which means “Peace of God”), this is the young boy’s name, according to witnesses was kidnapped by militants linked to the Taliban galaxy, but so far there has not been any claim of the kidnapping. The young man approached Christianity a year ago, he was part of a group of Christians converted from Islam. He attended Bible lessons in a Protestant Christian community in Peshawar and in some meetings he had given his testimony of faith
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