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Mob burns man alive after rumours of blasphemy

7 December 2021 4:10 PM
Tags:
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Adam Gilchrist
Imran Khan
Refilwe Moloto
blasphemy
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Priyantha Diyawadanage

Refilwe Moloto interviews international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.

An angry mob in Pakistan murdered a Sri Lankan man accused of blasphemy by beating him and burning him alive, sparking protests in both countries.

Several people in the crowd were seen taking selfies with the corpse.

Pakistani police have arrested more than 100 people.

The violence started after rumours spread that Priyantha Diyawadanage tore down posters with the name of the Prophet Muhammad from a building that was about to be cleaned.

Insulting Islam can potentially lead to the death sentence in Pakistan.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist (scroll up to listen – skip to 2:19).

He was a factory manager… It looks like he took down some posters for the building to be cleaned. Among the posters he took down, there may have been one that had the name ‘Muhammad’ on it…

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

He was burned alive… Imran Khan calls it a day of shame…

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

RELATED: Pakistan: Killing of Sri Lankan accused of blasphemy sparks protests - BBC





7 December 2021 4:10 PM
Tags:
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Adam Gilchrist
Imran Khan
Refilwe Moloto
blasphemy
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Priyantha Diyawadanage

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