Tunisia: Two atheists convicted for blasphemy
On 28 March a primary court in the coastal city of Mahdia, sentenced two atheist friends, Jabeur Mejri and Ghazi Beji, to seven and a half years in prison, and to a fine of 1200 Tunisian Dinars (around USD $800) each, over the use of social networks to publish content deemed blasphemous. Mejri,and Beji were put on trial following a complaint lodged by a group of residents in Mahdia.
Meanwhile in Progressive Pakistan…
LAHORE: A Shia man in Pakistan’s Punjab province has been arrested under the controversial blasphemy law for using foul language against three Caliphs or companions of Prophet Mohammed.
He could face life imprisonment if the charges against him are proved.