ISLAMABAD: Three males have been sentenced to dying for posting blasphemous content material on social media by an anti-terrorism court docket in Islamabad on Friday.
The case has been pending within the Islamabad ATC for the final 4 years.
Blasphemy is a delicate subject in Pakistan. Rights advocates have lengthy been demanding a reform of the controversial blasphemy legal guidelines, which have been launched by army dictator General Ziaul Haq within the Eighties.
The trial on this case was accomplished final yr. The court docket had reserved its verdict on December 15, 2020.
Anti-terrorism court docket decide Raja Jawad Abbas heard the case on Friday.
The court docket sentenced the three accused, Abdul Waheed, Rana Noman Rafaqat and Nasir Ahmed, to dying.
Pakistan sentenced a person to dying over sharing blasphemous content material about Islam on social media for the primary time in 2017.