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Although the Catholic Church is against the death sentence, activists are happy that justice is seen to have been done

Death sentences for men who killed Pakistani Christian couple

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)

ucanews.com reporter, Karachi
Pakistan

November 24, 2016

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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