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A Christian nurse here has told police she was raped by a Muslim co-worker who filmed the act and showed it to her family in an attempt to blackmail her into renouncing her faith and marrying him.

Christians have little legal or societal standing in Pakistan — and Muslim criminals tend to assume they will not be prosecuted if their victims are Christians. However, the videotaped evidence this time might make a difference

Shaista Samuel, a 27-year-old nurse at the Services Institute of Medical Sciences, said she had worked several years on good terms with the man who began stalking her, then raped her.

She told Compass Direct News how she has filed a “first information report” at Shadman police station accusing Ali Adnan, an assistant accounts officer at the hospital, and an armed accomplice of abducting her at gunpoint from the government hospital on Aug. 21 and taking her to a house in Lahore where Adnan’s accomplice filmed the rape.

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