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25-year-old sentenced to 13 years in prison over ‘religiously offensive’ Facebook post

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LAHORE: A Pakistani man was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Thursday for allegedly posting religiously offensive material on his Facebook page, lawyers in the case said. Rizwan Haider, 25, was convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges, including promoting sectarian hatred, after he supposedly published a post referring to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). […]

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Man jailed for 13 years for Facebook ‘hate speech’

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LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shia Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook, officials said Monday, with rights activists condemning the ruling as “extremely concerning”. Saqlain Haidar, 32, who ran a small hotel in Chiniot was also fined Rs250,000 for “posting hateful material against companions […]

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