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Pakistan: Christian man sentenced to death under blasphemy law

Headline Title:  Pakistan: Christian man sentenced to death under blasphemy law 27 March 2014 The Pakistani authorities should immediately release a Christian man sentenced to death under the country’s draconian blasphemy laws and quash his conviction, Amnesty International said today.Savan Masih, a Christian road sweeper from Lahore, was today sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy and fined 200,000 rupees. He was arrested on 6 March 2013 after a friend accused him of making blasphemous remarks during an argument.“This is a travesty of justice. There are serious concerns about…

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