Death sentence upheld for killer of Pakistani governor over blasphemy law

By REUTERS
March 9, 2015 11:24

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court upheld the death sentence on Monday for the killer of the governor of Pakistan's largest province after he had called for reform of a law against blasphemy, media said.

The ruling was a surprise to many who had expected the killer's sentence might be reduced amid growing threats to lawyers and judges hearing blasphemy-related cases.

Reporters and other members of the public were not allowed into Monday's hearing. Qadri's lawyer could not be reached for comment immediately.



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