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Christians jailed in Pak for burning Koran

Desecration of the Koran falls under Pakistan's Blasphemy Law, which prescribes a maximum penalty of death.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2006 15:54 IST

A court in Pakistan handed down a 15-year jail sentence to two Christians for burning pages of the Koran, the Daily Times said.

The defendants, both male members of the same family, were also fined $411 by the Anti-Terrorist Court, Faisalabad at the weekend for the act committed on September 6.

Desecration of the Koran falls under Pakistan's Blasphemy Law, which prescribes a maximum penalty of death.

But in recognition of the possible use of false witness testimonies by rivals to settle scores, courts generally only impose prison terms.