Man sentenced to death in Bahawalpur for blasphemy


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MULTAN: A person was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said.

Judge Shabbir Ahmed announced the sentence for 30-year-old Taimoor on Saturday in Bahawalpur in eastern Punjab province, according to Shafiq Qureshi.

Taimoor was arrested last year for allegedly posting derogatory content on Facebook.

Qureshi said Bahawalpur’s counter-terrorism force arrested Taimoor in April last year following a complaint that he was showing onlookers objectionable material on his cell phone at a bus terminal.

He added that Taimoor had previously posted other blasphemous material on Facebook.— AP