Christian Couple Sentenced to Death in Pakistan over Alleged Text Message …

Christian Couple Sentenced to Death in Pakistan over Alleged Text Message …

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A Christian integrate has been condemned to genocide in Pakistan after being indicted of promulgation a content summary to a internal Muslim personality scornful a soothsayer Mohammed, their counsel and prosecutors say.

The integrate has denied a charges and pronounced they would interest a sentence. Their counsel Nadeem Hassan told a BBC that he believes a hearing was conducted unfairly.

Defense profession Hassan told a French news organisation AFP that Judge Mian Amir Habib handed a genocide judgment to Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar on Friday, anticipating them guilty of promulgation a irreverent content summary to a imam of their internal mosque.

Soldiers of Pakistani para troops force mount ensure during a internal church as authorities beefed adult confidence before to a Christmas, in Multan, Pakistan on Thursday, Dec 24, 2009. Pakistani Christian care have motionless to applaud Christmas carefully due to ongoing assault by purported militants and attacks on a Christian village in Gojra left 6 people passed and burnt 40 houses in Aug 2009. (Photo: AP/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistani soldiers mount ensure during a internal church before Christmas in Multan, Pakistan on Thursday, Dec 24, 2009. Pakistan’s Christian care motionless to applaud Christmas carefully due to ongoing assault and attacks on a Christian village in Gojra. (Photo: AP/Khalid Tanveer)

The imam, Maulvi Mohammad Hussain, of a internal mosque in Gojra – a city with a story of assault opposite Christians – filed a censure opposite them final July, accusing them of promulgation him a content summary that he characterized as scornful to a Prophet Mohammed.

According to AFP, a imam pronounced a father sent a summary from his wife’s cellphone. However, a couple’s counsel pronounced a summary was sent from a phone that his clients had mislaid before July.

“The invulnerability counsel pronounced that a integrate had suspected rivals of implicating them into heresy box to settle personal scores and that they had ties with a complainant,” AFP wrote.

Under Pakistani law, a genocide chastisement can be handed down for scornful a soothsayer Mohammed; however, a BBC remarkable that “Pakistan has a de facto duration on a genocide chastisement so it is doubtful a integrate will be executed.”

“Critics disagree that Pakistan’s heresy laws are frequently dissipated to settle personal scores and that members of minority groups are also foul targeted,” a BBC reported.

The father and mother who are in their forties and have 3 children are impoverished, their counsel said.

In 2009, a Christian area in Gojra was pounded by a host that burnt 77 houses and killed 7 after rumors circulated that a Koran had been desecrated.

An aged Pakistani alloy was arrested and charged with blasphemy in December.

The 72-year-old was indicted of “posing as a Muslim” after reportedly being personally available reading a hymn from a Koran.

The male ascribes to a Ahmadi faith, a minority Muslim organisation mostly persecuted by a mainstream Muslim community.

Article source: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/06/christian-couple-sentenced-to-death-in-pakistan-over-alleged-text-message-insulting-prophet-mohammed/