A 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan in hiding from the man trying to hunt her down is to release a video statement describing how she and her family are “constantly receiving death threats”.
Maira Shahbaz will describe how Mohamad Nakash Tariq “tortured” her by gang-raping and blackmailing her as part of an ordeal in which he forced her to marry him and convert to Islam.
Maira’s full video statement will be released on 25th November at an online Parliamentary event marking #RedWednesday, which is Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s campaign to stamp out religious persecution.
On #RedWednesday, ACN will renew its appeal to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant asylum to Maira and her family.
So far, more than 10,500 people have signed the ACN Maira asylum petition.