Protesters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta called for the governor to be arrested Tens of thousands of hardline Muslims marched on Friday on the centre of the Indonesian capital to demand the arrest of its minority-Christian governor for alleged blasphemy. Fearing violence, police put on a show of force supported by soldiers and public
One of the three judges scheduled to preside at the hearing said he could not hear the case The appeal of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, has been postponed. Justice Muhammad Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, one of three judges who met in Islamabad to hear the appeal, said that he could
Pakistan police say they are searching for a Christian man facing blasphemy charges after a Muslim friend accused him of insulting Islam with a poem. Local police official Mohammad Asim said on Tuesday that the accused, Nadeem Masihm, is on the run. Masihm is alleged to have sent his friend the controversial poem on WhatsApp.