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Death Sentence for Boy, 14, Roils Pakistan: Youth was convicted of defiling a mosque with graffiti

Death Sentence for Boy, 14, Roils Pakistan: Youth was convicted of defiling a mosque with graffiti

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
19/02/1995
Lancastrian
Summary: 

What is proper punishment for a 14-year-old boy convicted of defiling a mosque with sacrilegious graffiti? Death by hanging, Pakistani law and a judge in the city of Lahore have decided. The harsh penalty meted out this month to young Salamat Masih and another Christian, Rehmat Masih, 40, has beamed a glaring spotlight on Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law, meant to punish insults against Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.