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Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence

Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence

Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.

Man accused of shooting Pakistan minister appears in court

Man accused of shooting Pakistan minister appears in court

Abid Hussain appeared before the anti-terror court in Gujranwala city in Punjab province, where he was remanded into custody for 10 days.

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

Pakistan's interior minister was recovering in hospital Monday after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as a "bad omen" for nationwide elections.

Facebook in Pakistan talks on blasphemous content

Facebook in Pakistan talks on blasphemous content

A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan's interior minister on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for blaspheming on social media.

Lynched Pakistani student did not commit blasphemy: police

Lynched Pakistani student did not commit blasphemy: police

An outspoken Pakistani student killed by a lynch mob was falsely accused of blasphemy, according to an official report that added his murder was organised by faculty members and rival students.

Millions of Pakistanis receive blasphemy warning texts

Millions of Pakistanis receive blasphemy warning texts

Millions of Pakistanis have been receiving text messages from the government warning them against sharing ‘blasphemous’ content online, a move rights activists said would encourage more vigilante attacks.

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Pakistan police announced Monday they had arrested 22 people after the lynching of a university student accused of blasphemy, but observers said there was little hope authorities would secure convictions.

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student's murder

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student's murder

Eight Pakistanis who brutally murdered a fellow university student over his liberal views were charged with murder and terrorism on Saturday, court officials said.

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death

A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.

Freed Pakistani bloggers go abroad for safety: relatives

Freed Pakistani bloggers go abroad for safety: relatives

Two Pakistani bloggers freed after vanishing earlier this month have now left the country because of safety fears following a virulent media campaign painting them as blasphemers, relatives said on Monday.

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear.