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‘Cyber’ death sentence shows Pakistan’s extremists winning

The country’s first capital punishment sentence for the crime of “cyber blasphemy” was handed down by Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court on Saturday when it found a 30 year-old man in Bahawalpur, 600 kilometers south of Islamabad, guilty of sharing sacrilegious content on his Facebook page. Taimoor Raza, 30, was arrested by the counter-terrorism department (CTD) last […]