Tag: death penalty

Pakistan hangs bodyguard who killed ex-governor

Originally published in Fox News Pakistan on Monday (February 29, 2016) hanged the convicted killer of a former governor, shot in 2011 by his bodyguard who accused him of blasphemy, officials said. The execution triggered protests in several cities denouncing the hanging after some religious and political leaders, as well […]

Death penalty for blasphemy in Kuwait

Originaly published in Barnabas Aid Kuwait’s Islamist-dominated parliament has passed a bill that would make insulting key Islamic figures and the Quran punishable by death. The amendment, intended to strengthen the country’s existing blasphemy legislation, gained overwhelming support in the second – and final – vote on 3 May. It […]