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Death Penalty News: Criticising blasphemy laws not blasphemous: Pakistan SC judge

7.10.15

Death Penalty News: Criticising blasphemy laws not blasphemous: Pakistan SC judge: [deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com] During Monday's hearing, the bench observed that the entire argument of Qadri's counsel would be rendered irrelevant if it is not established that then governor Salmaan Taseer had committed blasphemy.

Justice Khosa in his remarks said that criticising a law does not amount to blasphemy and the press clippings presented in court do not provide sufficient evidence to maintain that the former governor had committed blasphemy.

Qadri, a former commando of Punjab police's Elite Force, was sentenced to death for assassinating former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer in Islamabad's Kohsar Market. Qadri said he killed Taseer over the politician's vocal opposition to blasphemy laws of the country.

He had confessed to shooting Taseer dead outside an upmarket coffee shop close to the latter's residence in Islamabad.


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