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Pakistani man accused of insulting Islam killed in court – ABC News

A Pakistani man on trial for blasphemy is shot dead in a courtroom in the north-western city of Peshawar by a fellow Muslim man.

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A young Pakistani man has walked into a courtroom in the north-western city of Peshawar and shot and killed a fellow Muslim who was on trial for blasphemy, a police officer has said.

  • Blasphemy can carry a sentence of life in prison or the death penalty in Pakistan
  • In blasphemy cases, crowds and individuals often take the law into their own hands
  • Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before being acquitted of blasphemy charges

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