An Afghan court on Tuesday sentenced a 23-year-old
journalism student to death for distributing a paper he printed off the
Internet that three judges said violated the tenets of Islam, an
official said.The three-judge panel sentenced
Sayad Parwez Kambaksh to death for distributing a paper that humiliated
Islam, said Fazel Wahab, the chief judge in the northern province of
Balkh, where the trial took place. Wahab did not preside over the trial.Kambaksh's
family and the head of a journalists group denounced the verdict and
said Kambaksh was not represented by a lawyer at trial. Members of a
clerics council had been pushing for Kambaksh to be punished.The
case now goes to the first of two appeals courts, Wahab said. Kambaksh,
who has been jailed since October, will remain in custody during appeal.
Sentenced to death,
Islam does not allow the Freedom of Expression.
Islam can not allow the truth to be published. That Islam abuses women, encourages torture, and the murder of innocent men, women and children.
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