Pakistani relatives of suspects accused in a blasphemy lynching case speak outside the central jail after an anti-terrorist court's verdict in Haripur district on February 7, 2018. / AFP / AAMIR QURESHI
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A Pakistani court Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentenced one of them to death, a defense lawyer said.Barrister Ameerullah Chamkani told Reuters one of the 31 accused had been sentenced to death, five were jailed for life and the other 25 were jailed for four years.The court acquitted 26 others out of a total of 57 people indicted by a court late last year.Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan, where insulting Islam's prophet is punishable by death.At least 67 people have been killed over unproven blasphemy allegations since 1990, according to human rights groups.
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