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Christian Youth Brutally Killed After Abduction in Pakistan

22-year-old, Christian boy Sharash Masih was brutally killed after being abducted. Deceased was resident of Itokke Awan village of Bata Pur, District Lahore. In this regard, an FIR was registered at the Bata Pur Police Station.

Sharash Masih son of Arif Masih was subjected to inhumane torture, before being killed. His dead body was found from a local canal. On May 17, Sharash received a phone call after which he left home at around 9 p.m. He went missing since then and for about four days there was no information about him. His brother Asif Masih reported the incident at the local police station, so an FIR was filed.

After four days, his dead body was found from a local canal. Reports emerged that Sharash was subjected to inhumane torture. His nails were pulled out, his body was burnt. There were bruises all over his body. After his body was found, police was able to trace his family with the help of the mobile phone in his pocket. Thus far, there is no suspect in this case, while the FIR was lodged against unknown culprits.

By Farrukh Saif

Farrukh Saif is a Pakistani human rights activist based in Germany. He founded his own organization, the Farrukh Saif Foundation (FSF), in 2009 with the goal of supporting marginalized and oppressed minorities in Pakistan who are affected by religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, forced conversions, abductions, rape, and bonded slavery. The main focus of the FSF is on the liberation of bonded laborers, particularly those working in brick kilns in rural areas of Pakistan. In 2018, the FSF merged with the US-based Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved. Throughout his career, Farrukh has been a leading voice for the rights of minorities in Pakistan and has gained international attention for his campaigns against the misuse of blasphemy laws and the belief that asylum is not a crime. In 2014, he played a key role in the release of hundreds of asylum seekers from Thai jails and has worked with his legal team to save numerous victims of strict blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Farrukh has also been invited by the Hungarian government to discuss his work and the issues he addresses. In addition to his work with the FSF, Farrukh has also been involved in various other humanitarian efforts, including providing health care services to internally displaced persons in Khayber Pakhtoon Khawa in 2009 and assisting flood victims in Sindh and Punjab in 2010. He has worked to aid victimized minorities in Pakistan and has a strong track record of successfully advocating for their rights. Farrukh joined forces with Keith Davies in 2018 to co-found the Emergency Committee to Save The Persecuted and Enslaved, and since 2009, they have collectively successfully rescued more than 36000 individuals from slavery and persecution.