LEAD with family of blasphemy accused Sawan Masih visit him in Lahore jail

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LAHORE: April 12, 2013. (LEAD) The LEAD has filed bail petition for Sawan Masih and followed his case. Lawyers for Sawan Masih, a Christian accused of blasphemy and jailed, are hopeful for his bail.

He has a petition for bail scheduled to be heard on 15 April, 2013 in the Session Court of Lahore. An Additional District and Sessions Court last week on Tuesday 2 April, 2013 handed over copies of case record to Sawan Masih, an accused of blasphemy Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill was present in the Court.The court had adjourned the proceedings by April 15 ,2013. Sawan is likely to be indicted on the next hearing. It is said the Joseph Colony arson had happened after the alleged blasphemy by Sawan Masih. The police had booked Sawan under 295 C PPC. A 35-year-old Pakistani Christian street sweeper, Sawan Masih, who has been accused of blasphemy by a close friend, is now waiting for justice in his bail petition. Today 10 April,2013 Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill National Director of LEAD along with Sawan's family members visited Sawan in Camp jail Lahore and prayed with him. Sawan's mother, sisters and brothers wept bitterly when they met with Sawan Masih. They are very happy to see and visit Sawan Masih specially his sister and mother. According to the FIR story there is no any word by which the allegation under section 295 C PPC was made out, but after given of the second written application to SP Investigation City Division by Complainant Shahid Imram mentioned that Swan said "Our Jesus will come back again and must come back and He is the Son of God" and said SOME DEROGATORY WORDS about PROPHET OF ISLAM" which is after thought and consultation, which makes the story of the prosecution highly doubtful, said Gill. LEAD is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with Children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As followers of Jesus, we are motivated by God's grace and love to serve all people regardless of race, religion gender or ethnicity.

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