CHRISTIANS SENTENCED TO Life under blasphemy law, Appeal TO HIGH COURT, waiting for hearing. Jhang.<br>june 20,2001.
12 Jun 2001
Jhang Amjad's wife hopes that her husband will be released from prison. Jhang Amjad and Asif Masih, two Christians were sentenced to life in prison for violating Section 295-B-PPC under blasphemy law. They hope to Appeal their case to the Lahore High
Both were arrested and jailed more than two years ago for allegedly setting fire to a copy of the Koran, or Islamic Holy book.Amjad and Asif Masih were sentenced in Sessions Court in Jhang, March 20th, 2001.Both men suspected the Sessions Court judge was under Pressure from radical Muslims to hand down the maximum sentence possible under law. On March 19th, the attorney for Amjad and Masih argued that the men had been falsely accused of burning a Koran. He presented the judge with an undamaged Koran and claimed that it was the book the two had been accused of burning; the judge admitted that the book appeared undamaged after he examined it.