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Taseer's murder case: Court awarded death penalty to Qadri

01 October, 2011

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ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) awarded death penalty to Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri on Saturday in Salman Taseer murder case, our sources reported.

Mr Taseer was assassinated by his security guard and personnel of Punjab Elite Force, Mumtaz Qadri, on January 4, 2011 at Kohsar Market in Islamabad.

"The court has awarded my client with death. The court announced the death sentence for him," Shujaur Rehman, one of Qadri's lawyers, told AFP by telephone.

Judge Pervez Ali Shah announced the verdict at the court behind closed doors in the high-security Adiyala prison in Rawalpindi, the lawyer said.

Dozens of people rallied outside the prison where the verdict was announced, chanting slogans in support of Qadri, an AFP photographer said.

Qadri had earlier confessed in court that he had killed Punjab governor Salman Taseer for his 'blasphemous' statements.

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Reader Comments:

very sad and it cant be allowed to be executed

t6his exceptional murder took place on distorted mental issues,not only that the offence is of sensitive
we are a muslim nation compassion forgiveness is our nature.please practice restrain be murcifull.
the person above deserve mercy.we wread koran every day it it is mercy,please practice mercy

mujahid, United Kingdom - 02 October, 2011

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