Protesters rally in support of Mumtaz Qadri, who was sentenced to death for the murder of Gov. Salman Taseer. Qadri appealed his sentence Thursday. Sajid Mehmood/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Sajid Mehmood/NPR The Two-Way Rallies Decry Death Sentence For Confessed Assassin In Pakistan 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.