Days After Sentencing 3 Ahmadi Muslims To Death, Pakistan Wins UN Human Rights Seat, by Kashif Chaudray.
When posters abusing and calling for the social boycott of Ahmadi Muslims were plastered in a Pakistani village, four Ahmadis decided to remove them from their Mosque. In retrospect, it was a bad decision. Just five days ago, a Pakistani court handed three of them the death sentence for “blasphemy” (for tearing down “religious posters”). The fourth one? just a few days after his arrest, he was gunned down while in police custody.
This kind of blasphemy sentence is not an anomaly. It is a small glimpse into the systematic and state-sponsored persecution of Ahmadi Muslims across the country. … It pains me to admit that Pakistan has a depressing human rights record and is behind one of the worst religious apartheids of this age – the #AhmadiApartheid. …
And just four days after this death sentence, Pakistan secured a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
hat-tip Stephen Neil