Bahawalpur court hands down death sentence to man for blasphemous Facebook posts

Taimoor Raza was booked by the Counter-Terrorism Department Multan


Our Correspondent June 10, 2017
During trial, Taimoor Raza was found guilty of committing blasphemy and was sentenced to death. PHOTO: AFP

BAHAWALPUR: A man was handed down the death penalty by an anti-terrorism court (ATC)  in Bahawalpur on Friday over charges of committing blasphemy.

The Counter-Terrorism Department Multan had registered a case against Taimoor Raza over accusations of posting blasphemous material on Facebook.

He was arrested and presented before the ATC in Bahawalpur. During trial, he was found guilty of committing blasphemy and was sentenced to death.

ATC dismisses bail plea of blasphemy suspect

On Wednesday, an ATC in Islamabad had dismissed the bail plea of a suspect who is facing charges of committing blasphemy through social media.

The petitioner, who is said to be a college professor, wrote in the bail application that he had no connection with spreading any blasphemous content through the social media. In the petition, he claimed that he was innocent and urged the court to grant his bail.

 

COMMENTS (6)

javed ali | 4 years ago | Reply Blasphahmy law should be abolished once and for all.
TooTrue | 4 years ago | Reply There is nothing that one can say about anything that deserves the death sentence. Stop being such primitive, backwards people.
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