Death for Christian man in Pak for sharing hateful posts

Wednesday 03rd July 2024 07:18 EDT

Multan: A court in Pakistan sentenced a Christian man to death for sharing what it said was hateful content against Muslims on social media after one of the worst mob attacks on Christians in the eastern Punjab province last year, his lawyer said, adding he will appeal the verdict.
In Aug 2023, groups of Muslim men burned dozens of homes and churches in the city of Jaranwala after some residents claimed they saw two Christian men tearing out pages from the Quran, throwing them on the ground and writing insulting remarks on other pages, authorities said.

Ehsan Shan, though not party to the desecration, was accused of reposting the defaced pages of the Quran on his TikTok account, his lawyer Khurram Shahzad said. He also said he would appeal against the death sentence issued by a court in the city of Sahiwal in Punjab. Amir Farooq, a police officer who arrested Shan, said the man shared “the hateful content at a sensitive time when authorities were already struggling to contain violence.”

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