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Pakistani Taliban threats hamper murder trial of minister

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 23:30

Threats from Pakistani Taliban hampered murder trial of former Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, shot dead for speaking against blasphemy law, the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) said.

Pakistan court sentences Briton to death for blasphemy

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 21:17

A 65-year-old British national of Pakistani origin was today sentenced to death under the controversial blasphemy law by a court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Pak Ahmadi doctor arrested for `posing as a Muslim`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 13:36

A doctor from Pakistan`s minority Ahmadi community has been arrested for allegedly "posing as a Muslim" under the country`s draconian blasphemy law after a complaint by his patients.

Pak clerics against death to false accuser under blasphemy law

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 13:02

Pakistan`s top clerics have struck down a proposal for awarding death sentence to people making false accusations under the controversial blasphemy law.

Paedophiles blackmailing kids into sex acts online

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 13:02

Paedophiles are blackmailing British children into performing sex acts online, threatening them to send their obscene images to their family and friends.

Shahbaz Bhatti`s killer arrested: Pak police

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:21

Pakistan police have arrested a Taliban militant allegedly involved in the killing of former Minister for Minorities` Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, who was shot dead for speaking against the blasphemy laws.

Bangladesh violence: 28 killed, top Hefazat leader remanded

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 19:25

A top leader of a radical outfit, demanding a tougher blasphemy law in Bangladesh, was remanded to police custody in connection with raging violence that claimed 28 lives.

Four killed in Bangladesh violence

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 23:48

Violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday as thousands of Islamists chanting "Allahu Akbar" and demanding a tougher blasphemy law set ablaze 100 shops and clashed with the police.

Vendor arrested under blasphemy law in Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:46

Pakistani police have arrested a vendor under the controversial blasphemy law for allegedly burning the pages of Quran in Lahore.

Pak woman facing death for blasphemy to seek asylum

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 11:55

Asia Bibi was sentenced in November 2010 to death by hanging after a conviction for blasphemy.

Dutch to scrap blasphemy law on insulting God

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 23:43

The Almighty will have to defend his own name from now on: Dutch parliament has accepted a motion that will scrap a law making it a crime to insult God.

Hindus attacked in Pak; 9 charged under blasphemy law

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 12:56

Nine men who damaged a temple and attacked homes of Hindus during protest against an anti-Islam film have been charged under Pak`s harsh blasphemy law.