Posted by: becketfund | May 31, 2007

Pakistan: Man Sentenced to Death Under Blasphemy Laws

AsiaNews reports that a Pakistani district court has condemned a man to death for offending the Prophet Mohammed and the Koran. Younis Masih, a Christian, allegedly made offensive remarks during an argument with Muslim men which occurred two years ago. Masih’s lawyer claims that the charges are baseless and that accusations arose after Masih attended a Christian gathering, where he became involved in an argument with Muslim neighbors following a demand that those in attendance perform Islamic rituals instead of Christian ones.

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