» 05/19/2010, 00.00
PAKISTAN – ISLAM
Facebook blocked by blasphemy regulations
A judge blocks the social networking website until 31 May because some users organised a competition for Muhammad caricatures. Under Pakistani law, blasphemy can include the death penalty. Account creators say extremists cannot “take away our freedom of speech”.
Supreme Court upholds Rinsha Masih's innocence, Paul Batthi satisfied
Pakistan's highest court rejects prosecutors' appeal. For the Christian girl's lawyers, the verdict "sends out a positive image of Pakistan". Paul Bhatti tells AsiaNews that they did not flee but placed their faith in the justice system.
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Valentine's Day: a ban for Muslims, divisions among Christians
Media regulators ban Valentine Day promotion on all channels. Pauline Books and Media are not selling Valentine Day-related greeting cards, which have been replaced by digital cards. The "Catholic Church will not celebrate the day because this year it falls Ash Wednesday."
Ulemas want extradition of Muhammad cartoon artists
A group of citizens and imams of Karachi have filed charges against the cartoonists and editors who published the Muhammad cartoons, considered blasphemous. The lawyer said: "Now it is up to Interpol to bring the offenders to our courts."
Police fail to uphold amended Blasphemy Law
The chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance criticises police following attacks against Christians and Hindus in Noswhera and after a man is arrested for allegedly desecrating the Qu'ran.
Blasphemy law: death threats against teenage girl forces family to flee
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