PAKISTAN: PROFESSOR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY
December 24, 2019:
A Pakistani court on 21 December 2019 sentenced a university professor to death for blasphemy under a law that critics say is often used to target minorities and liberal activists. Â (Sources: timesofmalta.com, 21/12/2019)
Junaid Hafeez, 33, was arrested in March 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed on social media.
Hafeez's sentence was announced in central city of Multan, where he was a university professor at the time of his arrest, and his counsel Asad Jamal slammed the decision as "most unfortunate".
"We will appeal against this verdict," Jamal told AFP.