Justice and freedom at last
Christians across Pakistan are rejoicing after a court yesterday (Wednesday, 29th January) acquitted 40 men jailed for alleged involvement in the lynching of two people in a district outside Lahore.
The 40 individuals, almost all of them Christians, shouted “Alleluia, Praise God” as the anti-terrorism court in Lahore ordered their release after nearly five years in custody.
More than 40 others, on bail after being accused of lesser offences that took place at about the same time in Youhanabad district, were also acquitted.
Fr. Emmanuel Yousaf (Mani), Director of NCJP, ‘National (Catholic) Commission for Justice and Peace in Pakista.
Photographer: Ursula Walach
Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need