Pakistani Professor sentenced to death for ‘blasphemous social media post’
University professor, Junaid Hafeez, 33, has been sentenced to death under the blasphemy law for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed on social media.
Hafeez was arrested in March 2013, but his sentence was only announced in December in the central city of Multan, where he was a university professor at the time of his arrest.
According to reports, he will appeal the ruling. Hafeez’s lawyer was killed in 2014 after receiving death threats during a hearing.