Qamar David, painter originally from Punjab, had been accused by a business rival with insulting the Prophet Muhammad. In jail since 2006, he was harassed by both guards and inmates. The man died of a heart attack, but human rights groups call for an investigation. Bishop of Islamabad: the accusations are false, it is time to abolish the "black law".
Islamabad (AsiaNews) - Qamar David, a Christian originally from Lahore Pakistan, but living in Karachi died in prison while serving a life sentence for blasphemy. Official sources confirm that the man died last night in his cell, after a heart attack. in the past he had suffered several episodes of violence within the prison walls. Human rights activists are calling for an investigation to ascertain the "true causes" of death. Interviewed by AsiaNews, the bishop of Islamabad speaks of "false accusations" against David fabricated to con
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