ASHTON CONDEMNS ASSASSINATION OF PAKISTANI POLITICIAN.

The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, "strongly condemned,"aon 4 January , the assassination of a high-profile politician in Islamabad, Pakistan. Salmaan Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, was a moderate politician who recently commented that he knew he was risking his life by campaigning against Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which carry the death penalty and are frequently used maliciously against religious minorities, often without evidence. Ashton called for the authorities, who arrested Taseer's...

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