Policeman kills man accused of blasphemy

September 26, 2014 4:18 AM

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ISLAMABAD: A policeman shot two men in jail on Thursday, killing one accused of blasphemy and wounding another condemned to death on the same charge, lawyers and an activist said.

Christian pastor Zafar Bhatti was killed and 70-year-old Briton Muhammad Asghar was wounded in the attack in Rawalpindi. Bhatti, who worked to protect the human rights of the country’s beleaguered Christian minority, was on trial after a Muslim leader accused him in 2012 of sending text messages der...

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