Pakistani court in Rawalpindi sentenced to death by the British, who declared himself a prophet, according to Dawn. Also, 65-year-old Mohammad Asghar (Mohammad Asghar) was fined one million rupees (about 9.5 thousand dollars).
Asghar, a native of Pakistan, was found guilty of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. “Any … who defiles a sacred name of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), will be sentenced to death or life imprisonment, and will have to pay a fine, “- said in a related article code.
Briton arrested in 2010 in Sadikabad after he sent letters to several people, in which he called himself a prophet. He appeared to them on business cards, writes Agence France-Presse.
During the trial, the defense tried to declare Asghar insane, but court-appointed medical board did not support this proposal. According to the prosecutor Javed Gul accused himself confirmed its earlier pronouncements, says Dawn. In an interview with AFP, he added that “Asghar could not present any witnesses in his favor.”
Briton is likely to soften the punishment, as in Pakistan operates a moratorium on the death penalty.
Blasphemy is considered one of the worst crimes in Pakistan, where more than 90 percent of the population are Muslims. The media regularly reports on the trials of the people, who in some way have shown disrespect to the prophet and religion.
In September 2012 it was reported the arrest of a businessman who refused to take part in the campaign against the American film “Innocence of Muslims,” deemed to be offensive to Islam. Earlier that same year, was accused of blasphemy local Christian girl with Down syndrome, which is attributed to the burning of the Koran. Hiding from persecution, her family moved to Canada.