Pakistani bloggers acquitted in blasphemy case

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ISLAMABAD: (Christian Times) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) has on Friday acquitted the bloggers charged with blasphemy allegations as the prosecutors told the court that no evidence to support the charges could be found.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials told the court that they found no evidence to prove that the bloggers had committed blasphemy.

The lawyer presenting the bloggers’ case, Asad Tariq, in the court told the media that the court had set aside all the charges and cleared that nobody could be indicted on false blasphemy charges.

It is pertinent to mention here that 4 out of the 5 bloggers abducted in January had been released on public pressure and they had claimed after the release that they had been brutalised by the state agencies. Though no group accepted the responsibility, the government and army had denied the charges of having abducted the bloggers.

After the court decision, one of the bloggers, currently living in Holland, Ahmad Waqass Goraya demanded that now the court must start investigating who was actually trying to frame the bloggers in these blasphemy charges and did fake propaganda against them.