Man in Pakistan Faces Death Penalty Following His ‘Blasphemous’ Comment on Facebook

Back in March, Pakistan introduced new laws to remove and block all kinds of blasphemous contents on social networking sites. However, few days later, a student was attacked and killed after he was accused of blasphemy. His death led to massive protests to put the laws in practice and few weeks later, now a 30-year-old man has been sentenced to death for posting blasphemous contents on Facebook. The latest death penalty is the first of its kind in Pakistan.

According to reports, the anti-terrorism court in Pakistan found that the person was guilty of using the popular social network and WhatsApp to promote offensive contents to his followers.

Taimoor Raza, the person guilty of the crime was arrested earlier in April after he had an argument with another person who was an official of the counter-terrorism department. Following the argument, the official brought charges against Taimoor for the comments he made via Facebook.

However, the defense attorney has said that they will appeal against the order. According to laws in the country, if a person is found guilty of insulting Islam or Prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death. The latest laws against blasphemous contents were put in place after several protests in the country.

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