Three Ahmadis handed death sentence for blasphemy

  • The convicts committed blasphemy by displaying a poster and banners at their place of worship in an offensive way
Pakistan

SHEIKHUPURA – A court has sentenced three men to death in district Sheikkupura following charges of committing blasphemy.

The district and sessions court while deciding the case said that he three persons, who belong to the Ahmadi community of Bhoaywal village, had committed blasphemy by showing a poster and banners at their place of worship in an offensive way, Dawn News reported.

The judge also imposed a fine of Rs200,000 each, but on failing to pay the fine, they would be given rigorous punishment for six months.

The case was filed by Riaz Hussain, a shopkeeper, with the Sharqpur police station.