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British man who burned Holy Quran jailed for ‘theatrical bigotry’

LONDON – A convicted racist who burned a Holy Quran in front of city centre shoppers in Carlisle, north west England, has been jailed for 70 days after a judge described the act as “theatrical bigotry”.
Andrew Ryan stole a copy of the holy book from Carlisle Library and then set it on fire with a lighter as a crowd gathered to hear his protests in front of a monument. Police arrested Ryan shortly after the lunchtime incident on January 19 this year, reports British media.

Jailed blasphemy accused dies under mysterious circumstances

KARACHI – A man who was accused of blasphemy and sentenced life imprisonment died under mysterious circumstances at the Central Jail Karachi on Tuesday. Qamar David was arrested by the Saddar police for violating the blasphemy laws in 2006. He was later shifted to the central jail.
The court sentenced him life imprisonment when he was proven guilty in 2010. He was carrying out his sentence until he died under mysterious circumstances. A prison official told Pakistan Today that

Briton jailed for child sex crimes in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – A Cambodian court on Friday handed a British orphanage founder a two-year jail sentence for sexually abusing boys at the home, a prosecutor said. Nicholas Griffin, 53, was arrested in the northwestern tourist hub of Siem Reap last October and charged with committing indecent acts against six boys under the age of 15. Half the sentence was suspended, meaning Griffin will spend one year behind bars, prosecutor Sok Keo Bondith told AFP. The Briton was ordered to pay a fine

SHC directs govt to bring back fisherfolk jailed in Yemen

KARACHI – Concerned over the half-hearted efforts of government for bringing back stranded Pakistani fisherfolk in Yemen, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the government to take necessary action in this regard.
Human Rights activist Nisar A Mujahid in his petition had prayed the court to issue directions to the federal government to take necessary steps for the release of Pakistani fisherfolk imprisoned in Yemen. Citing the Interior secretary and the foreign affairs

Danish cartoonist’s attacker jailed for nine years

AARHUS – A Danish judge jailed a Somali Islamist for nine years and told him that he would then be kicked back to his homeland Friday for trying to butcher a cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). A day after Mohamed Geele was found guilty of attempted murder and terrorism for a New Year’s Day axe attack, judge Ingrid Thorsboe disregarded his plea to be spared expulsion back to war-torn Somalia after his time behind bars.
“Mohamed Geele is sentenced to nine years

Relatives of 350 Pakistanis jailed in China stage protest

ISLAMABAD – The relatives of 350 prisoners including 16 women in different jails of China staged a protest demonstration in support of the release of their dear ones on Wednesday. They demanded the government bring the jailed Pakistanis back to the country for trials under the Geneva Accord.
Wajahat Ali, who had been fighting to get his brother released for the last four years, said that Pakistan had inked an agreement with China in December 2007 for the repartition of the

Brother jailed for attacking ‘Harry Potter’ star

LONDON – The brother of a “Harry Potter” film actress was jailed for six months Friday for assaulting her because her boyfriend was not Muslim. Afshan Azad, 21, who played Potter’s classmate Padma Patil in the smash hit films, was subjected to a “prolonged and nasty” beating over her Hindu boyfriend, Manchester Crown Court in northwest England heard.
Her brother Ashraf, 28, overheard her talking on the phone to her boyfriend and subjected to her a lengthy ordeal before her family

Wife of jailed Indian doctor considers seeking asylum

RAIPUR – The wife of a medical doctor sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of helping India’s Maoist insurgents said Tuesday she would like to seek asylum in a “liberal democratic country.”
“I am not feeling secure in this country,” Ilina, wife of jailed doctor Binayak Sen, told AFP in Raipur, the capital of the Maoist insurgency-riven state of Chhattisgarh. “I am feeling threatened and if you are being persecuted for your feelings then why would you stay here,” she said.

Jailed Chinese dissident awarded Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in an Oslo ceremony derided by Beijing as a farce, and dedicated it from his prison cell to the “lost souls” of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
In Beijing, police stepped up patrols at key points on Friday, including Tiananmen Square, where witnesses say hundreds or thousands were killed when troops crushed reform protests, and Liu’s apartment where his wife is believed to be under house arrest.

Woman jailed for stabbing UK politician over Iraq

LONDON: A female student, thought to have been converted to violence by a radical preacher being hunted in Yemen, was jailed for life on Wednesday for trying to murder a British politician in revenge for him voting for the Iraq war.
Roshonara Choudhry, 21, knifed former Treasury Minister Stephen Timms twice in the stomach during an advice surgery at an east London community centre in May.
A security source told Reuters on Tuesday the student had been radicalised by