Pakistani court specializing in combating terror, was sentenced to death by hanging 30-year-old citizen of Taymūr Once, whose post on the social network Facebook was declared blasphemy.
About this unprecedented verdict wrote on Sunday, June 11, the website of TV channel NBC News, citing the statement of the public Prosecutor of Pakistan.
The campaign for the suppression of blasphemy in social networks was initiated recently by the government of Nawaz Sharif. In Pakistan, where the vast majority of the population professes Islam, insulting the prophet Muhammad is a grave crime punishable by death.
Shafiq Qureshi, the Prosecutor of the province of Bahawalpur, argued that the Times, a representative of the small indigenous Shiite community has insulted the prophet and his wives and followers, which was regarded by the court as incitement of hatred against adherents of Sunni Islam.