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Two Christian brothers sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

Pakistani supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), a religious political party, chant slogans and gestures while waving the party flag during a protest following the Supreme Court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 4, 2018. (Photo: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Two Christian brothers from Lahore have been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. Qaiser and Amoon Ayub were sentenced by a district judge after being convicted of insulting the Prophet Mohammed in contents posted on their website. “The prosecution has proved its case against both the accused beyond shadow of reasonable doubt,” Judge Javed Iqbl Bosal concluded in a 28-page ruling. The brothers had left Pakistan when they were first accused of blasphemy in 2011. However, they eventually returned. They were arrested while trying to leave the country a second time and they have been in Jhelum prison since…

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