Pakistan: another man killed after acquittal on blasphemy charge
March 07, 2011
Just a day after the burial of Shahbaz Bhatti, the cabinet minister who was killed for his criticism of Pakistan's blasphemy law, another man has been slain after he was acquitted of violating that law.
Muhammad Imran was charged with insulting the prophet Mohammed. A court dismissed the charge, but he was gunned down, execution-style, by Islamic zealots.
Militant Muslims have pledged in several cases to kill people who are accused of violating the blasphemy law, as well as politicians who propose changes in the law.