Posted by: becketfund | January 30, 2008

Afghanistan: MPs Support Death Penalty for Blasphemy Suspect

MAZAR – The Upper House of the Afghan government has voiced its public approval of a court’s decision of the death penalty for a journalist student who is accused of blasphemy, the BBC reported on January 30. Pervez Kambaksh, 23, was accused of downloading and distributing an article that is critical of Islam. Kambaksh has challenged the decision on grounds that he was not given a fair trial.

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