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Pakistan Blasphemy law escalates into an Homicide
« on: July 30, 2020, 06:59:23 PM »
Tahir Ahmad Naseem, a man accused of blasphemy for claiming that he was a prophet has been shot dead in a courtroom in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police officials say, the latest violence associated with Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws.

"The shooter accepts responsibility for killing him, and says that he killed him for having committed blasphemy," said police official Ahmed. "[The suspect] has been arrested from the scene."

Naseem had been in police custody since 2018 when he was accused of having committed blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet - a violation of Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws that can carry the death penalty for certain offences.

Al Jazeera -

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2020/07/man-shot-dead-blasphemy-pakistan-courtroom-200729105816314.html

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