Friday, 25 January 2008

Afghan journalist sentenced to death for blasphemy

Dear reader, our blog has moved to a new address.

Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly):

A big story this week has been the death sentence handed out to a 23-year-old Afghan journalist for publishing an article said to be critical of the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran.

Padraig at Index on Censorship has sent us his article on the case, which gives all the details and describes the reaction of human rights organisations both in Afghanistan and around the world.


maxi said...

He needs to go through two moe courts yet, so this ruling is likely to be over-turned. I think this judge was just covering his ass.

Only religion would make that seem ok.