ONU exhorta a Pakistán a liberar a acusado de blasfemia

Expertos de la ONU exhortan a Pakistán a que libere a un cristiano detenido hace dos años por insultar al profeta Mahoma y que se cree es enfermo mental

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jueves 21 octubre 2021 16:24
PAKISTAN-BLASFEMIA
PAKISTAN-BLASFEMIA

Expertos en derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas exhortaron el jueves al gobierno de Pakistán a que libere a un cristiano detenido hace dos años por insultar al profeta Mahoma y que se cree que tiene una enfermedad mental.

El hombre fue arrestado en marzo de 2019 y aún no ha ido a juicio, dijeron los expertos. El paquistaní Stephen Masih fue encarcelado en Sialkot, en la provincia oriental de Punjab donde vivía. La familia de Masih ha negado que cometiera blasfemia y dice que es un enfermo mental.

Los expertos de la ONU agregaron que les preocupa la falta de atención médica. Dicen que las revisiones médicas para evaluar su salud mental y aptitud para presentarse a juicio han sido “demoradas reiteradamente” y que Masih se encuentra en una celda con presos musulmanes, lo cual significa que está en peligro.

Dijeron en un comunicado que les “preocupa gravemente la persecución y detención del señor Masih por cargos de blasfemia y su trato a manos de las autoridades judiciales y penitenciarias, que están al tanto de su discapacidad psicosocial y estado de salud”.

Los grupos defensores de los derechos civiles dicen que se han utilizado las acusaciones de blasfemia para intimidar a minorías religiosas y ajustar cuentas personales.

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