Thursday, June 23, 2011

Send a letter to Imran Ghafur!

Imran Ghafur
VOM contacts recently met with Pakistani prisoner Imran Ghafur’s family. They say he is in good health and is permitted to visit with them each Thursday.

The family is able to see Imran through a glass window and speak to him via intercom. He only leaves his cell twice a day for a head count. The cell is 26 feet by 20 feet. It has no windows and summer temperatures can reach 49 degrees Celsius.

Imran was arrested on July 1, 2009, on charges of burning pages of the Qur’an. While cleaning his brother’s store, Imran removed some trash intending to burn some of it. While burning the garbage, pages of an Islamic book flew into the fire and burned. Imran’s neighbour saw the burned pages and informed other Muslims in the area.

Imran and his father were severely beaten before police arrested Imran. Muslims in the area are calling for his execution.

You can send a letter of encouragement to Imran, letting him know you are praying for him.

Imran Ghafur
Central Jail of Faisalabad

You can also compose a letter to Imran in his own language by visiting Click on Imran’s profile and then click “Write an encouraging letter.”

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