Two Pakistani Christian Brothers Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

(World Watch Monitor) A Pakistani court last week sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy.

Since their arrest in 2014, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub had been held in District Jail Jhelum, in Punjab province, 200 km north of Lahore, for allegedly posting “disrespectful material” on their website, according to AsiaNews.

For security reasons the two were kept in prison for the Dec. 13 announcement of their sentence by Judge Javed Iqbal Bosal of Talagang District Jhelum.

Their story dates back to 2011 when Qaisar, following a quarrel at his office, started to receive death threats and the brothers had to flee the country. They were arrested on charges of blasphemy upon return four years later, as AsiaNews reported at the time.

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