» 02/07/2018, 16.44
Killer of 'blasphemous' student sentenced to death, 30 others get jail time
An anti-terrorism court in Haripur announced its verdict today against 57 accused. Pakistan’s blasphemy law is used to settle “personal scores”. For one observer, the verdict “is just a first step”.
06/06/2017 18:11:00 PAKISTAN
Report shows that lynched student did not blaspheme
Mashal Khan never uttered an offensive word against the prophet, according to an investigation ordered by the Supreme Court. The young man’s murder was planned a month before his death to punish him for denouncing corruption. Since 1990, at least 65 people have been killed by religious vigilantes.
14/04/2017 18:19:00 PAKISTAN
Christians and activists outraged by student lynched for alleged blasphemy (Video)
Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old journalism student at the Abdul Wali Khan University was attacked after rumours spread on campus that he had posted favourable comments about the Ahmadis on Facebook. For one observer, “we have created a society where students become murderers." For another, “We all are responsible”, politicians, authorities, radical parties that remain silent and support extremism.
13/06/2017 13:34:00 PAKISTAN
Lahore, first death sentence for 'blasphemy on Facebook'
The guilty man is 30 years old Taimoor Raza, who had become embroiled in a debate on Islam. The man belongs to the Shiite community. Condemnation confirms attempt to gag dissent.
16/09/2017 10:37:00 PAKISTAN
Lahore, Christian condemned to death for 'blasphemy on Whatsapp'
The sentence was issued on 14 September. Nadeem James was detained in July 2016. A friend accused him of sending a poem that offends Islam. The lawyer will appeal to the High Court. He has received death threats and remains in prison.
Lahore High Court to issue date for Asia Bibi’s appeal
President Zardari’s legal expert says the woman was convicted without been able to present her side of the story. “Some people are trying to politicise the matter and create a gap between the judiciary and the government,” a presidential spokesman says. The AsiaNews online petition on behalf of Asia Bibi and against the blasphemy law continues.
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