APPEAL: Christian man sentenced to die under controversial blasphemy laws files appeal to overturn conviction [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 09/15
A Christian man who was sentenced to die under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws has filed an appeal in an attempt to have his conviction overturned.
Asif Pervaiz was handed the death sentence by a trial court in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sept. 8, 2020.
The 37-year-old garment factory worker had been accused by his Muslim supervisor of sending defamatory comments about Prophet Muhammad in 2013, an offense that carries a mandatory death penalty. He has been in jail for seven years.
According to the verdict, Asif Pervaiz will have to serve 3 years in prison for misusing his phone before being hanged by his neck until death.
Asif Pervaiz pleaded not guilty.
Asif Pervaiz’s lawyer Saif ul Malook, who also successfully defended Asia Bibi, submitted an appeal in Lahore High Court on Sept. 14, 2020.
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