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Pakistan: Murderer Revered for Defending Blasphemy Law

  • Muhammad Ishtiaq

Mumtaz Qadri killed the governor of Punjab province who favored liberalizing Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law in 2011. Qadri was hanged last year after being found guilty of murder. Now he is being hailed as a hero, and thousands of his supporters paid tribute to his shrine on the anniversary of his death earlier this month. VOA’s Muhammad Ishtiaq reports. Video shot by cameraman Wajid Ali Shah.

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