Two Christians face the death penalty in Pakistan after a Muslim accused them of blasphemy and insulting the Koran.
Two Christian men could face the death penalty in Pakistan after they were accused of using insulting remarks against Islam’s holy book and its Prophet Muhammed.
Authorities are seeking the arrest of the Christian men in the city of Lahore, Pakistan’s police said Wednesday.
The case against the two men was registered last Saturday on the complaint of a Muslim local resident Haroon Ahmed, said Muratab Ali, a police investigator, who said the accused persons had yet to be arrested.
He provided no further details and only said they were still investigating to determine whether the two minority Christians made derogatory remarks about the Koran and Islam’s Prophet during a discussion on religion.
Under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, anyone accused of insulting Islam or other religious figures can be sentenced to death if found guilty.