A 16-year-old Christian from Lahore was allegedly abducted, gang-raped and forcibly converted to Islam before being forced to marry a Muslim last month. When she and her family reported the case to police, they were insulted and harassed, although a case was registered.

Release partner Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), who are supporting ‘E’ and her family and pursuing justice for them through the courts, say the teenager and her relatives have received threats. Her alleged attackers are neighbours well known to the family.

Last Saturday, SLMP led hundreds of Christians in a peaceful demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club, demanding justice for E and protesting against police bias in the case. A judge has since summoned police and suspects involved in the case to appear in court on Monday.