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A Prolonged Ordeal For Younus Masih


A lingering period of seven years in imprison, Younis Masih observes Christmas in dismal dungeon.

Younus Masih bears Blasphemy accusations, in context to which he was sentenced to death by a local court. Younus Masih, however appealed against the decision, and still waits for the annulment of the court’s decision. He received death sentence in 2005, as his ordeal continues his next court hearing is now scheduled for 17th of January, 2013. Prior to this, his hearing was held in November this year, but the court proceedings were laid off by the judge.

CLASS, has been keenly involved in the benefaction of Younus Masih since January 2011. Younis is regularly visited by CLAAS representatives, which continues to render a helping hand to him. An extensive assistance is being provided by CLASS, to Younus Masih’s family every month. Mr. Naeem Shakir, recipient of “Defender of Human Rights” award this year, is the defense lawyer of Younus Masih.