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Pakistan: Imam offers reward for death of Christian woman

December 03, 2010

A radical Islamic leader in Pakistan has offered a financial reward for anyone who kills a Christian woman who now faces the death sentence on blasphemy charges.

Maulana Yousef Qureshi, the imam of a mosque in Peshawar, has promised 500,000 rupees ($5,800) to the killer of Asia Bibi. He vowed that his followers would “strongly resist” any bid for clemency for the young mother, in spite of a cabinet minister’s report that she has been unjustly convicted.

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