Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemous activity on WhatsApp

Aneeqa Ateeq, 26, was found guilty and sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for allegedly sending blasphemous messages to a man through the WhatsApp and Facebook application.

According to your charge sheet, Ateeq deliberately and intentionally defiled sacred personalities, in addition to having insulted the religious beliefs of Muslims through his actions.

According to Newsweek, on the same charge sheet you can read that the complainant, Hasnat Farooq, noted that he met Aneeqa Ateeq through a video game app in 2019; their relationship was going so well that it transpired and they began to have a closer communication through WhatsApp where she revealed her position on the sacred characters.

According to the complainant, Aneeqa Ateeq began a series of insults against the sacred characters and I send you blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as other religious leaders.

According to the charge sheet, by doing so, she would be “deliberately and intentionally desecrating the holy and righteous personalities and insulting the religious beliefs of Muslims.”

during the trial Aneeqa Ateeq denied all charges. and pointed out that the accusations made by Hasnat Farooq are nothing more than part of a revenge for refusing to be friendly with him and reiterated that she was dragged by him to get into a religious discussion.

Blasphemy is a very sensitive issue in Pakistan and it has one of the toughest laws that normally sentences to death, but during blasphemy trials in Pakistan some vigilantes often kill defendants before court render a verdict on the case, while judges, fearing reprisals, rarely acquit the accused.

Atteeq was sentenced to 20 years in prison. along with her death sentence and according to the Daily Mail, they will hang her on an undisclosed date.

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