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Pakistan: Father and son sentenced for life for blasphemy
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 […]
12 Jan 11

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.