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Violence, blasphemy charges against lawyers in Pakistan condemned in United States, Canada

The recent detainment of one lawyer and murder of another lawyer in Pakistan illustrates the nation’s troubling attitude toward blasphemy allegations.

Legal and diplomatic voices are among those condemning both the murder of one human rights lawyer in Pakistan and charges made against other lawyers in connection with blasphemy allegations.

Some 68 lawyers were charged recently in a case of blasphemy in Pakistan, after the lawyers protested the detainment of a legal colleague.

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