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|Author:||jess [ 30 Jun 2008, 12:40 ]|
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Save Parwiz Kambaksh: Protect Blasphemy in Afghanistan
The Center for Inquiry urges the Afghan government to release Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh, a 23-year-old journalism student at Balkh University and reporter for the local daily Jahan-e-Naw (The New World), sentenced to death for insulting Islam.
Mr. Kambakhsh was arrested on October 27, 2007, in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh province, for allegedly downloading and distributing material from a Farsi website which suggested that the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad legitimize the oppression of women.
On January 22, 2008, Kambakhsh was brought before a Islamic court, without a lawyer or public oversight. Accused of un-Islamic speech and activity, socialism, rebelliousness, and improper instigation of religious debate, he was convicted of blasphemy by the court and sentenced to death.
|Author:||Hex [ 30 Jun 2008, 13:01 ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Save Parwiz Kambaksh: Protect Blasphemy in Afghanistan|
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