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Pakistan: Father and son sentenced for life for blasphemy
12 Jan 2011
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

A court in Punjab has sentenced a father and his son to lifetime imprisonment for allegedly tearing down a poster in a gathering to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. Mohammad Shafi, the 45-year-old father is himself a mosque prayer leader. This is the first blasphemy conviction since the assassination of Punjab governor Salman Taseer by his bodyguard due to his support for the reform of the blasphemy law.

3 responses to “Pakistan: Father and son sentenced for life for blasphemy”

  1. […] a list of “usurpers” (aka free-thinkers) in Iran has been published and, in Pakistan, a father and son have been sentenced to life imprisonment for removing a poster at a religious celebration. The governments of these countries must feel very weak to indulge in […]

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