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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lahore Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy A court has convicted a Pakistani Christian man and sentenced him to death in a blasphemy case that sparked a riot ... The incident that led to Thursday's conviction began on March 7 last year when a young Muslim man accused Masih of maligning the Prophet Mohammed. Police arrested Masih, but the next day a mob ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf pleads not guilty to 5 counts of treason

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:21pm by Reuters

    ... military ruler. Musharraf faces the death penalty if convicted of the charges over his suspension of the constitution and imposition of emergency rule in 2007, when he was trying to extend his rule ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death sentence in Pakistan for Briton who claimed to be a prophet

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... But the country has had a de facto moratorium on civilian hangings since 2008. Only one person has been executed since then, a soldier convicted by court martial. In 2006, the then-president Pervez Musharraf commuted the death sentence on a British man convicted of murder after appeals from then-prime minister Tony Blair and Prince Charles. The court also ordered Asghar to pay a fine of one ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    British doctor jailed in Islamic Pakistan for reading the Koran

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 08:30pm by Reuters in Lahore

    ... anti-terrorist courts designed to combat the Taliban. The clerk was released after a month, but his father, who has not yet been convicted, has been in prison for nine months. The family has since fled ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Top Pakistani court summons Imran Khan for contempt

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to scandalise" the judiciary. Khan's PTI finished in third place in the recent election, behind Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), which formed the government. If convicted ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Horror of child abuse finally out in the open in Muslim Pakistan

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... made international headlines after she spoke out about being gang-raped in 2002 on orders from village elders. The convictions of all but one of six men charged in connection with the case were ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan's former dictator Musharraf faces fourth death-penalty charge over Bhutto assassination

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... The two counts of treason both carry the death penalty upon conviction. The court has given the attorney general's office until today to specify its planned method of prosecution, but treason ... Baluchistan province who rebelled against his rule in 2004. If convicted, Musharraf would also face the death penalty. In Addition, he has been charged with the illegal confinement of the judges he ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Indian on Pakistan death row badly beaten

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Pakistani city of Lahore in 1990 in which 14 people were killed. He was sentenced to death after being convicted on spying charges. His family has previously filed mercy petitions to Pakistani ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court remands Musharraf over Bhutto killing

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 06:25pm by AFP

    ... running in next month’s general election on May 11 and has been threatened with death by the Taliban. Nobody has been convicted or jailed for Bhutto’s assassination. Musharraf’s government blamed ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani militant offers Americans storm aid

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 09:50pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... to help Americans affected by the storm, even if the US has put a bounty on his head. The US offered US$10 million earlier this year for information leading to Saeed’s arrest or conviction. He ...




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