Man Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy In Pakistan

A Pakistan court has sentenced a man to death for posting blasphemous content on Facebook.

The man, Taimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad and his wives.

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Man Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy In Pakistan

Human rights campaigners are concerned with regards to the courts decision and so far, Facebook has declined to pass comment.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described blasphemy as being an “unpardonable offence”.

Amnesty International have been critical over Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and have demanded the immediate release of Raza.

They say that this is a basic breach of human rights and freedom of speech.

The case evolved when Raza, 30, got involved in an online argument on Facebook, over Islam. The person he was debating with, turned out to be counter-terrorism official.

This is believed to be the first case of the death sentenced being passed over social media comments.

Source : BBC

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