The illiterate couple used as a sleeping mat an advertisement awning that bore college slogans that allegedly included Arabic inscriptions from the Quran. A local barber and two clerics accused the couple of committing blasphemy, and a mob gathered in an attempt to lynch them.
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The husband and wife were killed and their bodies burned by a mob after they were accused of desecrating the Quran.
On May 24, Humayun Faisal Masih was burning newspapers in Sanda, a Christian district in Lahore. Muslim onlookers accused him of blasphemy, alleging that some of the pages contained verses of the Quran.
The Catholic woman’s appeal against her death sentence for allegedly violating her country’s blasphemy law was rejected last week by a Pakistani court.