Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Prison. The Associated Press

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MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian to life in prison for blasphemy, police officials said Sunday. Ranjah Maseih was convicted Saturday in a court in Faisalabad, 170 miles northeast of Multan, in Pakistan's eastern P

The defendant was arrested on May 8, 1998 after he allegedly damaged a neon sign depicting a verse from the Quran, the Muslim holy book, at a rally to mourn the death of a Catholic clergymen. The maximum penalty for Pakistan's blasphemy is death. Maseih's attorney Khalil Sindhu said he would appeal the conviction and sentence. International and Pakistani human rights groups say the nation's blasphemy laws are easily abused and unfair because the accused have the burden to prove their innocence.

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"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

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