In May 2017, Bhatti was sentenced to life imprisonment for “blasphemy” against Islam, a charge he denies. The mobile phone in question was not registered to his name, according to Christians following the case.

Bhatti’s appeal hearings were repeatedly adjourned, and rather than being acquitted, he was sentenced to death in January 2022. An application to release the Pakistani Christian on bail on medical grounds was recently rejected.


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