Three Ahmedi men sentenced to death for committing ‘blasphemy’


SHEIKHUPURA: Three men from the Ahmediyya community were sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy the other day.

A district and sessions court sentenced three Ahmedi men for displaying a poster and banners at their place of worship in a manner that was ‘offending’.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Javed Akram ruled that the men from Bhoaywal village had committed blasphemy.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 200,000 each on the three men. Failure to pay the amount would lead to six months of rigorous punishment on the detainees.

The complaint was filed by a local shopkeeper, Riaz Hussain, at the Sharqpur police station in May 2014.


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