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Bristol based Pakistani Christian fears death if deported

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
08/05/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Mr Wazir came to the UK in 2015, leaving behind his family in Lahore because he had been targeted by Islamic extremists and feared for his life. A Fatwah (a legal ruling from an Islamic leader) was issued against Azeem because he had campaigned for Christian freedoms in Pakistan, such as supporting Asia Bibi, Christian sports players and being involved in a campaign called 'Stop Killing Christians'. According to , his family have continued to receive threats, including unknown people firing weapons outside their home and stoning the building. Mr Wazir's family expect him to be put in prison immediately if he returns and charged with blasphemy against Islam, a crime which carries the death penalty.