The crime provides for the death penalty as the maximum punishment.
A man was arrested and charged with blasphemy in Pakistan after a video emerged on social networks in which hits a Bible with a sandal. According to the Police, this is a person who was a Christian, but years ago converted to Islam.
Officer Mohamed Rizwan explained that the arrest occurred last weekend in the city of Rawalpindi, near the capital, Islamabad. The man, identified as Qamar Shahzad, will remain in custody while the court case progresses.
In addition, the agent indicated that the detainee “appears to be in a stable mental condition” and that he could receive a “exemplary punishment” after the investigation.
In August, activists from an Islamic group They burned churches and homes of a Christian neighborhood in the Pakistani city of Jaranwala after accusing its members of desecrating the Koran.
Blasphemy as a crime was incorporated into the country’s law in the 1980s and considers the death penalty as maximum punishment for insulting religion or the prophet Muhammad. Since then, some 90 people have died at the hands of different groups before their cases have a judicial resolution.