Pakistan shuts phone networks as Islamists protest over Christian woman

A man and a boy walk along a market with closed shops during a protest, after the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam, in Karachi, Pakistan November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan suspended mobile phone networks in major cities on Friday and many schools were closed as Islamist groups protested for a third day against the acquittal of a Christian woman facing the death penalty for blasphemy. The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and […]

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