Actions against the impending execution of the 69-year-old Mohammad Asghar
This case, I would like to show the Mr Mohammad Asghar report (text Amnesty):
Mohammad Asghar, 69, was arrested under the blasphemy laws in 2010 and sentenced to death in January 2014, after allegedly writing letters claiming he was a prophet. Mohammad Asghar’s lawyers maintain it was never established that he posted or even intended to post the letters. Mohammad Asghar remains in Adiala jail, Rawalpindi, and is not receiving adequate medical care. He is physically and mentally frail and his lawyers are seeking permission from the authorities to have a psychiatrist examine and evaluate him in the prison so he can receive appropriate treatment. Mohammad Asghar suffered a stroke in 2000 and was later diagnosed by an expert in Scotland as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia; he attempted suicide in 2010. His appeal has been filed in the Lahore High Court but his lawyers fear that it could take up to five years to be heard.
Some forms of blasphemy are punishable by death under Pakistani law, even though as a general rule international human rights law does not permit punishing blasphemy as a crime. It therefore cannot meet the threshold of the “most serious crimes” for which the death penalty can be imposed under international law. International standards also state that the death penalty should not be imposed against people with mental illness.
Here is the Onlinepetition of change.org:
Here is amnesty international (englisch) with address for appeals:
Here is amnesty German with address for appeals and emailaction
Patrick Steinhuber , 94496 Ortenburg, Germany