Pakistan's Supreme Court upholds death sentence in killing of governor over alleged blasphemy

October 7, 2015 9:29 AM

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing a provincial governor he had accused of blasphemy.

Mumtaz Qadri shot and killed Governor Salman Taseer in 2011 in Islamabad days after Taseer defended a Christian woman accused of desecrating a Quran.

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