Pakistan sentences three Ahmadi men to death for blasphemy

Posted In: News Date:Oct 12th, 2017

Three members of Pakistan's persecuted Ahmadiyah Muslim minority have reportedly been sentenced to death for blasphemy.

The men – named as Mubasher Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmed and Ehsan Ahmed – were convicted after alllegedly tearing down posters in Boihwal, a village 22km southwest of Lahore.

The trio's defence lawyers claimed the posters carried anti-Ahmadi slogans, yet prosecutors said the posters featured Islamic verses and that tearing them down was equivalent to insulting the prophet Muhammad.