In Pakistan, a student was sentenced to death: he was accused of blasphemy

In Pakistan, a student was sentenced to death: he was accused of blasphemy


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In Pakistan, a court sentenced a 22-year-old student accused of blasphemy to death. Another young man was sentenced to life imprisonment for such a crime.

Two suspects were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). They were accused of distributing “blasphemous” materials via WhatsApp, writes Independent.

The court said that the boy shared these photos and videos with the intention to “offend the religious feelings of Muslims”. writes BBC. The resolution states that he prepared materials that contained derogatory words about the Prophet Muhammad and his wives.

In the same case, a 17-year-old student who distributed these materials was sentenced to life imprisonment. He managed to avoid the death sentence because he is a minor.

Both defendants deny the guilt. Their lawyers claimed that the case was falsified. The father of the man sentenced to death has announced that he will appeal the sentence.

Pakistan’s blasphemy law provides for the death penalty for anyone who insults Islam and its prophet Muhammad. The law is based on the legislation of the 19th century and was strengthened as part of the desire to Islamize the state.

Blasphemy convictions are common in Pakistan, although no one has ever been executed. Most convictions are overturned by higher courts. However, before the court, mobs often lynch accused people during lynching attacks.

We will remind, in Pakistan will judge parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.


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