Iran executes two over blasphemy

10:10 PM | 8 May, 2023
Iran executes two over blasphemy
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TEHRAN – Two "Quran burners" were executed in Iran on charges of blasphemy on Monday.

The two men, named Yousef Mehrdad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare, were executed early on Monday, according to the judiciary's official newspaper.

According to the newspaper, the investigation began three years ago when the public reported an anonymous group disseminating "obscene" information, prompting the judiciary to call many persons, including Mehrdad.

According to the judiciary, Mehrdad was an administrator and major organiser of 15 internet groups and channels. He shared information that was anti-Islam and its prophets, and advocated atheism.

Mehrad was found to be working with Fazeli Zare, who was also accused of running 20 anti-religion web organisations.

The newspaper claimed that their "insults" were so terrible that none of them were specifically mentioned in the Supreme Court's approval of the verdict that allowed the men to be executed.

Mehrdad's phone also had a publicly posted video of the Quran being torn apart, according to the judiciary.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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