This week we have some good news for some of our friends who have been serving prison time for crimes they did not commit. The Voice of the Martyrs is reporting that prisoners are now released after seven years for false blasphemy charges.
Amjad Masih and Asif Masih, two Christian street sweepers, were both released from the Central Jail in Faisalabad, Pakistan on the evening of May 30th. These precious saints suffered in a harsh Pakistani prison for crimes they did not commit.
They were arrested on vagrancy charges having nothing to do with the Koran, they each served seven years of their 25-year prison sentences, which began on February 5, 1999. The false blasphemy charges accused the two of burning Islam’s holy book.
Pakistani Christians are denied the basic rights granted to Muslims. They are abused by the legal system, receive little to no education and are given the most menial jobs available.
The Voice of the Martyrs provided financial and spiritual support for Amjad and Asif and their families during their detainment.
Amjad’s information has also been posted on PrisonerAlert.com, resulting in more than 1,500 encouraging letters sent to him and over 500 emails to Pakistani government officials to advocate his release.
The prayers of the saints have been answered and I am wholeheartedly convinced those letters also helped. Please visit www.prisoneralert.com today and write a letter for those who are still in prison. You will be blessed!