Two Christians Accused of Lynching Terror Suspects in Pakistan

Christian Leaders Condemn Revenge Attacks, Call on Government to Release Innocent

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A week after a terrorist attack against two Church in Lahore, 2 Christians stand accused of being responsible for the lynching of two suspected terrorists.

According to Fides, Shohail Johnason and Yousaf Kamran are two of approximately 150 persons detained by agents, after investigations into those responsible for the lynching. Agents are in possession of videos taken by eye witness of the lynchings.

While Christian leaders have condemned the acts of revenge, they have called for fair treatment and the release of those who are innocent.

Barkat Masih, head of the Masihi Foundation which helps to establish aid projects and development of Christian minorities, said: “It is right to bring to justice the perpetrators, but everyone has to be treated in the same way”.

Lawyers of the Foundation have filed applications for bail for many innocent people, but so far these demands have not been accepted.

Sohail Johnson, one of the alleged perpetrators, was the founder and head of the NGO “Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan”, which aimed to help Christians in difficulty. 

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