Detained Pakistani Bloggers Face Blasphemy Charges

Detained Pakistani Bloggers Face Blasphemy Charges

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has put three online bloggers in the custody of a federal agency for a week so it can investigate blasphemy charges against them and determine whether they should be formally tried and punished.

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, or FIA, arrested the three men earlier this week as part of an ongoing crackdown on suspects involved in posting blasphemous material on social media.

Authorities say that laptops of the detainees have also been seized for forensic analysis.

Pakistan’s radical cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 24, 2017. Pakistani police have blocked a rally by clerics seeking to press their calls for the death of social media activists accused of insulting Islam.

Crackdown alarms rights groups

Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy laws carry the death penalty or imprisonment for life for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, though no one has been executed.”

While ‘no one has been executes’ by the Pakistan is true there have been public execution of suspected blasphemers by mobs and individuals. The three are in custody to prevent their murders.

The Islamic State of Pakistan is an apartheid state as are many Islamic states since non-Muslims have fewer rights than Muslims.

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