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Pakistan: positive change

On October 7, the High Court in Pakistan upheld the death sentence for Mumtaz Qadri, the former bodyguard of Salman Taseer who he killed in Islamabad in January 2011.

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Mumtaz Qadri

Qadri said he killed Taseer over the governor’s outspoken opposition to Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and his public support for Aasiya Noreen (Asia Bibi), the Christian mother of five wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for blasphemy.