On the eve of his wedding, Sattar Masih, 28, was attacked by an angry mob of Muslims who beat and tortured him for allegedly blaspheming against Muhammad. Police moved in only to arrest him, according to Asia News.

In prison, Masih was tortured again in order to get him to “confess.” According to the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA), Sattar Masih, a 28-year-old Catholic man, was arrested by police despite the lack of evidence, put in jail and tortured to get his confession.

Maulana Mohammad Umer, imam at a local mosque, filed a complaint against Mr Masih under Section 295–A and 295–C (commonly known as the blasphemy law) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Penalties include the death sentence for anyone who offends Islam’s prophet and sacred texts.

Please include this man in your prayers and for all the Christian faithful in danger of persecution and oppression.