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I Pakistan kan alt gå an: Mannen som drepte guvernøren av Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, smiler til tilhengere som hyller ham, mens dommeren som dømte ham må rømme landet av frykt for sin sikkerhet. Til Saudi-Arabia.

Mumtaz Hussein Qadri tilhørte Taseers livvakter. I januar skjøt han den han skulle beskytte – 27 ganger. Han ble øyeblikkelig en helt – bla. hos advokater.

A Pakistani judge who convicted a Muslim extremist of murder has fled to Saudi Arabia after getting death threats, his colleagues say.

Pervez Ali Shah gave the death sentence to Malik Mumtaz Hussein Qadri for killing Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.

Qadri said he believed Mr Taseer was undermining blasphemy laws, which may lead to execution for people convicted of insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

The Lahore High Court later denied Judge Shah had fled.

A court spokesman said that he had taken temporary leave in order to go on a pilgrimage.

«He remains presiding officer of the child protection court. He left with proper permission from the court,» the spokesman told AFP news agency.

But Saiful Malook, who prosecuted the Qadri case, said the government had sent Judge Shah abroad.

«The death threats have forced Shah to leave Pakistan along with his family for Saudi Arabia,» Mr Malook told local media.

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