A Rawalpindi court has sentenced a 26-year-old woman from Pakistan to death for blasphemy through WhatsApp.
According to reports, the 26-year-old identified who is a resident of Islamabad was accused of sending blasphemous messages through WhatsApp to her contacts.
She was arrested in May 2020 and charged with posting “blasphemous material” as her WhatsApp status.
The woman was also accused of sending a “blasphemous message” to the complainant on his WhatsApp number.
The court has ordered the accused to be hanged till she is dead along with a 20-year jail sentence and a fine of Rs 200,000.
The woman told the court that she got in touch with the complainant after he joined her PUBG group and asked her to be “friendly” with him “because we were Pakistani” but she refused.
When a friend urged her to change her stance, she instead forwarded the material to him, the detailed court verdict said.
The woman, according to the verdict, told the court that other members of the PUBG group used to make fun of the complainant.
The woman further said the complainant had intentionally dragged her into a religious discussion so he can take “revenge”.
In Pakistan, blasphemy charges are often made to settle scores.