January 24, 2014
A British man has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for claiming to be a prophet of Islam, police and prosecutors have said.
Muhammad Asghar, who is from Edinburgh but of Pakistani origin, was arrested in 2010 in Rawalpindi for writing letters to a lawyer and politician claiming to be a prophet.
He did not post the letters, but an angry tenant who he was trying to evict took them to police, the law firm representing Asghar said.
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