Friday, June 25, 2010

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Might Face Death Penalty In Pakistan

Another death threat against an American by the Pakistani government.


Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Might Face Death Penalty In Pakistan

Last Updated: 2010-06-25T15:03:51+05:30
Popular social networking site Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg is in trouble now as he is facing serious charges in Pakistan. That means, the 26 year old CEO of Facebook will have to avoid any journey to Pakistan to avoid death penalty.

Zuckerberg is being charged by the Pakistani court under the Pakistani penal code Section 295-C that says, "Use of derogatory remark etc, in respect of the Holy Prophet, whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable for fine."

However, Zuckerberg denied any derogatory remarks against the Prophet. The website was a party to this offence, the court said.

Meanwhile, another Pakistani court has asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to ban some ‘blasphemous’ websites like Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, Google, Amazon and Bing.

This is a new twist in Pakistan as it had banned both YouTube and Facebook on similar charges a month before. However, the ban was revoked later.