Pakistan Issues Death Penalty for “Blasphemous” Facebook Post

Pakistan’s alarming social media death sentence | Asia | DW | 11.06.2017

A counterterrorism court handed down Saturday the verdict to Taimoor Raza, a Shiite Pakistani from the eastern city of Okara, for posting “derogatory” remarks about Sunni religious figures and the prophet of Islam’s wives. Defense lawyer Rana Fida Hussain told the Agence France-Presse news agency that Raza had an argument on Facebook with a government official, who brought charges against his client in the court.


A Pakistani Man Was Sentenced To Death For Criticizing Islam On Facebook

A man in Pakistan was sentenced to death after being convicted of “blasphemy on the social media platform Facebook,” marking one in several cases in which the Muslim nation is using social media to crack down on dissent and statements critical of Islam.