Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday blocked the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic murder convict pending a review of an earlier ruling that his condition was not a permanent mental disorder and therefore not legally relevant, his lawyers said.   He was due to be executed Wednesday, according to execution orders issued last week.   But … Continue reading Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

Pakistan courts acquit Sunni cleric in blasphemy case

In an almost predictable turn of events the Sunni courts in Pakistan have cleared a Sunni cleric who was charged under the notorious Blasphemy laws. A Pakistan court on Saturday acquitted a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges, a lawyer said. The girl, Rimsha … Continue reading Pakistan courts acquit Sunni cleric in blasphemy case