Death penalty for message on Facebook

A man from Pakistan is sentenced to death for a post on Facebook.

According to a court is he guilty of blasphemy. It is the first time someone in Pakistan will get the death penalty for a post on social media.

Taimoor Raza (30) would have insulted the Prophet Muhammad. Raza is a member of the Shiite minority in Pakistan. At a bus stop he would have looked at a movie against a strict Sunni community.

Profanity is strictly prohibited in Pakistan. Even criticism of the strict ban on blasphemy can be dangerous. In april a critical student on a University lynched by other students, because he would have offended Mohammed.

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