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Preacher sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

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A Pakistani preacher, Zafar Bhatti, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam.

Bhatti, who has been in prison since 2012, was handed the sentence by a district court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

He was accused of sending a blasphemous text message.

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Prior to his arrest in 10 years, the 58-year-old founded the charity organization “Jesus World Mission ” to aid the poor and operated a house church.

Bhatti was arrested after a report by an unknown person.

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