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Pakistan: Another Christian Woman Kidnapped


Another Christian woman was kidnapped, converted to Islam and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan, reported Fides, information service of the Mission Societies

The family of Nabila Bibi was first rebuffed by police when they tried to file a complaint. With the help of the nonprofit legal assistance organization, LEAD, their complaint was received on Feb. 17, Fides said.

The women’s father said he had received intimidation and death threats from her alleged kidnappers that if his daughter “converted [reconverted] to Christianity,” she would be considered an “apostate.”

“Threats to the families of origin is a routine in these cases,” said Sardar Mushtaq Gill, the family’s attorney.

Gill said he and other lawyers recently were stopped and threatened by a group of men who asked them to abandon the legal defense of other Christians.

On Feb. 11, his office was robbed of a computer, digital cameras, important files and documents.

Nevertheless “we will continue our struggle for justice,” Gill said.

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