Sawan Masih, a Christian, was accused of blasphemy and sentenced to death, in Lahore, Pakistan. There was no proof other then the word of his accuser, who had some petty argument with Sawan Masih.

"Following the alleged blasphemy incident, a mob torched two churches and some 150 houses belonging to Christian residents of Joseph Colony." 2

Sawan Masih had to be kept in jail. for his own safety.

Keeping in view the sensitivity of the case as this is a religious matter, and the security of the prisoner, special measures need to be adopted for his security and protection, SP Sukhera wrote in the letter.

He said Masih was being kept in judicial lockup in the Camp Jail and being brought to the courtroom in an armoured car with a large police guard. 2

 


Human Stupidity Analysis

The accuser is always believed. No evidence is needed

Falsely accusing a man of rape is a powerful weapon that allows women to get even when angered by a man’s behavior. The false rape society has hundreds of examples where false accusations have been leveled for small issues like avoiding to pay taxi fare.

Are we the only one’s that see a parallel, because both in rape cases as in blasphemy accusations, no evidence is needed. The accuser is always believed, due process suspended.

Mob justice

The accused is often lynched. Sex offender vigilantes have killed several accused sex offenders, regularly threaten the lives of others like law abiding pedophile Jack McClellan

Prison rapist target sex offenders, even those who are imprisoned for *consensual *rape or possession of child porn photos of nude 17 year olds. So punishment is especially cruel. 5

Judges are under pressure to convict 3

Punishment is severe 4

Multi culti, mixture of populations and religions does not bring about great results in many parts of the world.

We will not delve into issues as the wisdom and justification of blasphemy and apostasy laws, nor the wisdom of large scale Muslim immigration into Europe, and Pakistani immigration into Britain, followed by large population growth.


Pakistani judge sentences Christian to death for blasphemy | Reuters

(Reuters) – A Pakistani judge has sentenced a Christian to death for blasphemy, lawyers said on Thursday, in the latest of a rising tide of such legal cases.

Judge Lahore Ghulam Murtaza Chaudhry sentenced Sawan Masih to hang after a Muslim said he had insulted the prophet Mohammed in the eastern city of Lahore a year ago.

The accusation against Masih sparked a riot in which Muslims burned more than 100 Christian homes.

State sanctioned, anti child porn  Operation ore is destructing lives in a large scale. Only a few pedophiles get killed. And, of course, raped in prison.

"Today (the judge)announced his verdict that says that Sawan must be hanged and fined," said Nameem Shakir, a lawyer for the accused. Masih planned to appeal, he said.

At least 16 people are on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy and at least 20 others are serving life sentences.

this is not an isolated case

Pakistan has not yet executed anyone for blasphemy. Members of religious minorities say they are often threatened with such accusations.

The law does not require evidence to be presented in court and there are no penalties for false allegations.

like rap trials. No due process, no punishment for false rape allegations

Courts often hesitate to hear evidence, fearful that reproducing it will also be considered blasphemous.

This is like child porn. Nobody is allowed to see the evidence. The evidence is so polluted, nobody must see it. See also voodoo theory.

Activists who want to reform the law say it is often abused by those seeking to grab money or property from the accused.

Like the witch hunt in the middle ages. False rape accusations are often lodged for petty financial gain (like accusing taxi drivers to avoid to pay a taxi fare). Cars of prostitution customers and property of drug users are often confiscated.

Often the accused do not even make it to court. At least 52 people accused of blasphemy have been lynched since 1990, according to a 2012 report from the Islamabad-based think tank the Center for Research and Security Studies.

Pedophiles, child porn customers, and registered pedophiles in general live under fear of death threats, beatings and lynchings.

"The severe penalties for Pakistan’s blasphemy law make it one of the most repressive laws in the world," said a report released this month by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a government advisory panel.

Child porn laws also are excessively cruel and draconian, for simple possession.

"Blasphemy charges commonly are used to intimidate members of religious minorities or others with whom the accusers disagree or have business or other conflicts."

Judges have been attacked for acquitting blasphemy defendants, the report said.  


Masih was accused of using derogatory language about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in March, following which a mob torched two churches and some 150 houses belonging to Christian residents of Joseph Colony.

Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Hassan Mushtaq Sukhera had written to Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ghulam Murtaza for the blasphemy case to be tried in jail, owing to the threat to Masih’s life.

Keeping in view the sensitivity of the case as this is a religious matter, and the security of the prisoner, special measures need to be adopted for his security and protection, SP Sukhera wrote in the letter.

He said Masih was being kept in judicial lockup in the Camp Jail and being brought to the courtroom in an armoured car with a large police guard.

 

 

Christian falsely accused of blasphemy gets death sentence in Lahore

A trial court has sentenced a young Christian man to death for an alleged blasphemy that triggered a violent riot in Lahore in March 2013.

Sawan Masih was convicted of blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during the course of a conversation with a Muslim friend in the Joseph Colony neighbourhood of the Punjab provincial capital. More than 3,000 Muslims rioted, torching about 180 Christian homes in Joseph Colony, after the allegations against Masih emerged.

Call me old fashioned. Violent mobs must be met with violence. To avoid death, mutilation, or just severe property damage (180 houses torched), I believe police should resort to deadly force. A cowardly mob will quickly disperse.  Did you notice? in dictatorial countries such riots don’t happen, unless when sanctioned by the state

Naeem Shakir, one of Masih’s lawyers, told Pakistan Today that Additional Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ghulam Murtaza “got swayed by his religious passions” when handing the death sentence to the accused. Masih’s trial was conducted inside jail premises for ‘security reasons’.

“The case was very weak and the prosecution’s arguments were based on a flimsy FIR and conflicting statements of the witnesses, who are closely related to the complainant. Even the FIR was registered against Masih after an inordinate delay of 33 hours which could not be explained by the prosecution,” said Shakir.

He said that even the then chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had rebuked the Lahore police for registering the case against Masih on such weak grounds. “The CJP conducted the suo motu hearing of the case on March 13, 2013 in which he lashed at the police officials for not investigating the case properly as the FIR did not mention any blasphemous remark. Two days later (March 15), the police forced the complainant Shahid Imran and the witnesses – his brother-in-law Shabbir Hussain and cousin Qasim Ali to give supplementary statements in which the alleged blasphemous remarks were added to their earlier statements,” said Shakir.

The lawyer said that he would challenge Masih’s conviction in the Lahore High Court next week. “I’m very hopeful that the High Court will annul the trial court’s verdict. Masih has a very good case for acquittal!” he said.

which then will cause riots. Like the Rodney King case and the Los Angeles riots.

The prosecutor of the case was unavailable for comment.

LAND GRAB ATTEMPT:

Masih has maintained his innocence and argued the real reason for the blasphemy allegation was an attempt by local factory owners to evict local Christians from the area in a bid to grab their property.

interesting

 


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    1. Daily Linkage – March 29, 2014 | The Dark Enlightenment says:

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      Thought crimes provide useful distractions in dysfunctional societies.

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