Briton jailed in Pakistan for ‘posing as Muslim’ tells of ordeal

A British man jailed for “posing as a Muslim”, has spoken for the first time since returning to the UK.

Masud Ahmad, 73, was arrested in Pakistan in November under blasphemy laws but fled while on bail.

The 73-year-old is part of the minority Ahmadiyya sect, who are considered heretics in Pakistan.

They were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the Pakistan government because of their belief in a subservient prophet after Muhammad.

One of the restrictions on their religious freedom is that they cannot publicly recite the Koran.

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