House of Commons
TREATMENT OF PATRAS AND SAJID MASIH BY PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES
EDM #1074
Tabled 14 March 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House is deeply shocked by the severe physical beating of a Pakistani Christian teenager Patras Masih, and his cousin Sajid Masih, by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) officers, who were supposed to be carrying out forensic checks of their mobile phones, after an alleged act of blasphemy; is appalled that both were put under pressure to commit sexual acts with each other; notes that Sajid Masih was so traumatised by this immoral suggestion he chose to jump out of a fourth floor window, rather than agree to this heinous act; and is disappointed that the Pakistani Government has promised an enquiry by the FIA about the conduct of the other FIA officers and instead suggests an independent judicial enquiry into the whole episode and particularly the facts leading up to Sajid Masih's desperate act, as described by him in his hospital bed video statement.