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Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon

Headline Title:  Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon 27 February 2014 Two politicians could be sentenced to death over a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam when a verdict is issued in their case on Sunday 2 March, said Amnesty International. The organization is calling for the charges against them to be dropped immediately.The cartoon, which depicts a group of men discussing the role of women in society, appeared on a Libyan National Party electoral campaign poster in the main streets of Libyan cities ahead of parliamentary elections in 2012.“It is shocking…

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