Mashal Khan case: Death sentence for Pakistan ‘blasphemy’ murder

Source: BBC News

A Pakistani court has sentenced one man to death and handed life terms to five others for murdering a student who was falsely accused of blasphemy.

Twenty-five others were convicted of lesser offences in the case and 26 people were acquitted.

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Mashal Khan was dragged out of his university accommodation in north-west Pakistan in April 2017 by a crowd of hundreds of his fellow students.

He was badly beaten before being shot and his body mutilated.

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