Death sentence in Pakistan for Facebook post
CNN reports that on 10 June, Taimoor Raza received a death sentence from a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for a Facebook post said to use ‘derogatory remarks’ about the Holy Prophet. Previously, Pakistan has issued temporary blocks on Facebook, and on aTwitter. A three-year ban on YouTube ended last year. The Wall Street Journal reports that the sentence will be repealed. This comes at the same as the UN Report of the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression notes the role of States in undermining freedom of expression online.