In this photograph taken on September 24, 2014, Pakistani students shout slogans during a protest against the police outside their college in Islamabad. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
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A Pakistani policeman shot two men in jail on Thursday, killing one accused of blasphemy and wounding another condemned to death on the same charge, lawyers and an activist said.Blasphemy is punishable by death in Muslim-majority Pakistan.Blasphemy charges are hard to fight because the law does not define what is blasphemous.Those accused of blasphemy are often lynched and lawyers in defending those accused of blasphemy cases have frequently been attacked. At least 48 people accused of blasphemy have been extrajudicially killed, including seven in prison or outside court, according to Life for All.Last week, gunmen shot dead a liberal professor of Islamic law in the southern city of Karachi. The killing followed years of threats from his colleagues and allegations of blasphemy.
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