Pakistani Court Sentences a Man to Death Over Facebook Posts

In an unprecedented move, a court in Pakistan sentenced a man to death this week for posting blasphemous content on Facebook. Although death penalties in blasphemy cases are common, this is first time social media has been used as evidence in such a trial in the country.

A court in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur sentenced 30-year-old Taimoor Raza to death for posting blasphemous statements about Prophet Mohammed and his family on the social network. While the contents of his Facebook post...

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