Pakistan – Praise God for Christian Couple Exonerated after spending 7 years on Death Row

Christian couple, Shafqat and Shagufta, were convicted in 2014 of sending insulting text messages to someone.

The text messages were allegedly sent from Shagufta’s handphone, which had gone missing one month before the incident and which was never recovered. Furthermore, the couple were illiterate and could not have been able to send the alleged texts.

Shafqat is paralyzed below the waist due to an accident in 2004. As a result he was constantly at the mercy of prison guards as he needed their assistance.  The years he spent in prison were extremely hard as he suffered from severe bed sores and was in significant pain. The family also disclosed that Shafqat was in a coma for 3 days in March this year but was not taken to the hospital for treatment.

We praise God that the courts, in June 2021, have ruled in favour of the couple and cleared them of all charges. And they have been released them from prison.

Pray that the Lord protect and bless Shafqat and Shagufta and their 4 children from any negative repercussions from their accusers and the community persecuting them.

Pray that Shafqat will receive the appropriate medical treatment even as he and his family are living in hiding. Pray that all attempts to harm them and their loved ones will be thwarted and there will come a time when the couple and their children will no longer need to hide but be able to live in safety and harmony with others in their community.

 

(Source & Photo : VOMC)

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