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Monday, March 31, 2008

Imprisoned Afghan journalist moved to Kabul for blasphemy appeal

Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, the 23-year-old Afghan journalist sentenced to death for blasphemy and crimes against Islam, has been moved to Kabul for his appeal against the verdict, the Reuters blog Faith World reported Monday, citing Reporters without Borders (RsF).

Perwiz was moved on March 27. The news was welcomed by his supporters. “His transfer to Kabul has given rise to hopes that his appeal will not be influenced by religious fundamentalists, as was the case when he was sentenced to death for “blasphemy” by the court in Mazar-i-Sharif, on 22 January 2008,” RsF said in a statement.

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