Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced a Christian man to death after convicting him of sending text messages containing “blasphemous content”.Asif Pervaiz, 37, has been in custody since 2013 fighting blasphemy charges that were levelled against him by the supervisor of the factory he once worked at.Pervaiz’s lawyer Saif-ul-Malook told AFP that Pervaiz has denied all charges against him and had merely forwarded the text messages in question.”This case should have been thrown out by the judge,” Malook said, adding he would appeal the verdict with the Lahore High Court.”He has already spent seve…

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