Death sentences for men who killed Pakistani Christian couple
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Although the Catholic Church is against the death sentence, activists are happy that justice is seen to have been done
Pakistan relatives pray at the site of the murder of a Christian couple at a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan, southwest of Lahore on Nov.5, 2014. A Pakistani court has sentenced to death five men for the murder. (Photo by AFP)
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced to death five men convicted of torturing and burning alive a Christian couple at a brick kiln in 2014.
Shehzad Masih and his wife, Shama, a mother of three who was pregnant, were beaten and burned to death in a furnace following rumors that two brick kiln workers had burned pages of the Quran in Kot Radha Kishan, a town in Punjab's Kasur district.
A fact-finding team of Pakistan's independent human rights commission found the allegations of blasphemy to be completely false.
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