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06/05/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Vishal Masih is a Christian in Pakistan who was falsely accused of blasphemy in 2017. On a typical day of work as a cleaner at a hospital, he emptied waste bas­kets and burned the contents. A journalist reported him to the police, claiming that he had burned pages with Quranic verses on them and he was arrested under blasphemy charges. In his case, the charge carried a sentence of life in prison.

Thankfully, Vishal was eventually cleared of the crime and released from prison. However, his former employer refused to rehire him and he was left without a source of income. ICC responded by purchasing him an auto-rickshaw and he is now able to operate a small transportation business to support himself.

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