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Pakistan: Blasphemy and the Mashal Khan verdict

Mardan, Pakistan –  Last April, Mashal Khan was lynched by dozens of fellow university students. The mob was spurred by rumours that the journalism student had somehow insulted Islam. Khan was stripped naked, beaten, shot and thrown out of the second floor window of his Abdul Wali Khan University dormitory in Khyber-Pakhtinkhwa province. He was 23…