Blasphemy case filed in Pakistan against search engines and journalists

KARACHI, Pakistan — Police in Pakistan have registered cases against the editor and publisher of a Danish newspaper and several other European dailies over publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons under a blasphemy law that carries the death penalty, an officer said.

Internet giants Yahoo, Hotmail, the Internet search engine, Google, were also named in the cases for allowing access to the drawings of Muhammad that were considered sacrilegious by many Muslims.

…Cases were registered on Tuesday against Jyllands-Posten, its editor, publisher, a cartoonist, and newspapers in France, Italy, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands at a police station in Karachi on the court’s orders, said Tariq Malik, an official at the station.

Source. Emphasis mine.


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