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Three Ahmadis sentenced to death for blasphemy

October 12, 2017 9:32 AM
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Three Ahmadis sentenced to death for blasphemy

The three men were arrested in May 2014 after they tore down religious posters in Bhoiwal, a village about 22km southwest of the city of Lahore.

Khalil Ahmed, a fourth accused, was shot and killed in police custody just days after the incident took place.

Ahmadis are a sect that consider themselves Muslim but whose faith is rejected by the Pakistani state. There are around 600,000 Ahmadis in the country and several million around the world.

Ahmadis are a sect that consider themselves Muslim but whose faith is rejected by the Pakistani state.

Since 1984, when the blasphemy laws were amended to include several Ahmadi-specific clauses, more than 250 have been killed, according to data collected by the community.

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Source: aljazeera.com

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