Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Afghan journalist was arrested for the denial of divine providence.

Afghan authorities arrested the editor of the Kabul newspaper for publishing an article in which he denied, that all religions, including Islam, have been granted to humanity divine Providence, reported AFP.
According to the court, article published in the newspaper Payman Daily, was blasphemous and hurt the feelings of Muslims and followers of other religions.
With regard to the journalist, who is not named, started the investigation. According to the laws of Afghanistan, he faced punishment from a reprimand to the death penalty.
Later publication apologized for the publication of this material. Former editor-in-chief Payman Daily Razaq Mamoun (Razaq Mamoon) told AFP, that the article was reprinted from one of the Afghan websites, and its author is not a regular journalist.

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