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

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

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.

 

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Sohail Khan
    Jun 10, 2017 - 10:23PM

    what is the proof it was his account. such cases are sensitive and law should be excersized carefully.Recommend

  • Abid Khan
    Jun 10, 2017 - 10:35PM

    Good decisionRecommend

  • Hasan
    Jun 10, 2017 - 11:27PM

    Sohail we have an institution FIA, that can exactly trace who the person isRecommend

  • Frank
    Jun 10, 2017 - 11:56PM

    Oh please. Enough. Recommend

  • TooTrue
    Jun 11, 2017 - 1:10AM

    There is nothing that one can say about anything that deserves the death sentence. Stop being such primitive, backwards people.Recommend

  • javed ali
    Jun 11, 2017 - 3:26PM

    Blasphahmy law should be abolished once and for all.Recommend

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