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Our Pakistan office successfully represented Pastor Karma Patras who was falsely accused of blasphemy after he gave a sermon at a memorial service preaching about the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. A Muslim attending the service mistook Pastor Patras’ words and accused him of blasphemy against Islam. Pastor Patras was arrested on October 15, 2012 under section 295-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) that punishes “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs” with up to ten years in prison. On February 21, 2013, our attorneys secured bail for Pastor Patras. In June 2013, our attorneys filed an application of acquittal for lack of evidence. The court accepted our application and acquitted Pastor Patras on June 14, 2013.
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