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Protesters rally in support of Mumtaz Qadri, who was sentenced to death for the murder of Gov. Salman Taseer. Qadri appealed his sentence Thursday.
October 7, 2011 Crowds protested in Pakistan's major cities Friday, against the death sentence handed down last week to the self-confessed killer of Punjab provincial Governor Salman Taseer. One of the governor's bodyguards, Mumtaz Qadri, shot him in cold blood outside a café in Islamabad in January.
In Lahore, Pakistani police guards carry the coffin of late Punjab governor Salman Taseer ; Jan. 5, 2011.
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January 5, 2011 Salman Taseer was apparently killed by a guard who was angry over the governor's opposition to Pakistan's anti-blasphemy laws. Now, some clerics are praising the killer and thousands are supporting his action on Facebook.
The body of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer is loaded into an ambulance in Islamabad earlier today.
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January 4, 2011 The alleged killer told police he acted because the lawmaker had spoken out against the laws, Pakistan's interior minister says. It is Pakistan's highest-profile assassination since the 2007 killing of Benazir Bhutto.
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