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Sweden: Pakistani court threatens head of LGBT group with life imprisonment over equal marriage support

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  1. The group being threatened exists in Sweden and adheres to the terms of Swedish law. That’s all there is to it.

    If Pakistan wants to impose Pakistani laws on the citizens of Sweden, and those seeking asylum there, the only avenues down which they can achieve this is either through leading the international community in implementing economic sanctions, or by sending a declaration of war to the Swedish government.
    Pakistan lacks the ability to successfully carry out either of those actions.

    1. The number of people, who’ve never even been to Pakistan, who are wanted for “crimes” in Pakistan is laughable.

        1. Sounds like the Salem Witch Trials. Being accused makes you guilty, and it’s impossible to defend yourself.

  2. The Swedish authorities need to investigate whether this threat is legitimate.

    If it is the the Pakistani Ambassador to Sweden must apologise on behalf of Pakistan.

    If the ambassador fails to do so then he must be expelled from Sweden and all diplomatic relations between the 2 countries must be suspended and sanctions should be imposed on Pakistan.

    These evil extremists must realise that their extremism is damaging their country financially.

  3. cant see how foreign court can impose enforcible sentence on people living in another country.

  4. Midnighter 4 Jul 2013, 7:39pm

    The childish naivety that prompts someone to make this threat is totally consonant with the lack of capacity for rational thought that is the primary feature of religion.

    If it wasn’t so sinister in its motive it would be laughable.

  5. If I were Ms Westerlund I’d tell the Pakistanis where to stick their letter. This threat shows just how far the vile tentacles of religious fascism stretch.

  6. Michael Stevens 4 Jul 2013, 9:58pm

    More evidence that religious beliefs make people intolerant, stupid and cruel.

  7. Helge Vladimir Tiller 4 Jul 2013, 10:32pm

    Sorry. Ulrika !

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 4 Jul 2013, 11:34pm

      I listened to Ulrika last year in Stockholm Pride. She is a strong and righteous person, and I’m sure she will handle this matter in the best possible way ! She is a fighter.

  8. That There Other David 4 Jul 2013, 10:34pm

    So by the same logic we can bring lawsuits under the Equalities Act against those who would discriminate against Pakistani LGBTs.

    This could get interesting…I suspect courts across the world will get rather busy.

    1. Spanner1960 5 Jul 2013, 11:26am

      It is simply not going to happen.
      One cannot impose a law against somebody for doing something on home soil, unless it affects another country directly (hacking being an example).

      This sort of behaviour needs to be addressed by the UN and stamped out.
      Also the Pakistani ambassador to Sweden needs to be told to cease and desist and withdraw such spurious charges along with offering a public apology.

  9. And once again…the ugly face of Religion for all to see for what it is. Enough said.

  10. It seems the Pakistani court has done the person a favour by making the bid for asylum all the more likely to succeed.

  11. Låt oss aldrig sluta slåss för rättvisa. Aldrig sluta slåss för mänskliga rättigheter. Aldrig tiga still mot förtryck. Aldrig låta oss skrämmas eller hotas till tystnad.

    Ulrika du är fantastisk!

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 5 Jul 2013, 6:58pm

      Flott med litt svensk i kommentarene ! Jeg har nettopp bestilt hotell i Stockholm til Prideuken. Gleder meg- har vært der flere år på rad. Større og festligere enn i Oslo ! It is the feast of the year for me ! I just love Stockholm Pride. Thank you Sweden ! Hälsningar til Rebecca !

  12. Sami from Pakistan 5 Jul 2013, 9:14pm

    Before we resort to calling all Pakistanis extremists and fascists please note that there are queers and their allies who call Pakistan their home and they do not appreciate offensive name calling as a way to express solidarity towards them.
    Some queers have become really comfortable with spewing bigotry as a form of solidarity. If you cant distinguish between the government of a country and its people then you are doing the queers in oppressed parts of the world a disfavour. As absurd as this story is, we have yet to know if the letter sent was officially from the government of Pakistan. Considering the corruption in Pakistan anyone can claim to be a government official and send letters to foreigners.

  13. hameed khan 13 Jul 2013, 1:45am

    send back these sick gay couple
    to us in pak,
    we want them back,the must be punished b Islamic law

  14. hameed khan 13 Jul 2013, 1:47am

    these are islam enemy,homosexuality,
    and supporters both are sick

    1. jamal yousufzai 14 Jul 2013, 4:16pm

      I don’t understand how these organization
      support this kind of sickness,

      this is against our culture, our religion,
      and we don’t care who is supporter,
      now in Pakistan there is a FATWA against this
      Marriage ,
      and we ready for some action

  15. sartaj khan 14 Jul 2013, 10:39pm

    its so embarrassing for Pakistanis and muslims,
    but what we do from here, if whenever they come to Pakistan, there is
    law for homosexual activity is underground. Section 377 Penal Code criminalizes homosexuality in Pakistan. This law punishes homosexuals from 2 years prison up to life.
    And in 1990, Islamic law (Shariah) was re-introduced in Pakistan. This law in Pakistan calls for the punishment of homosexuals by 100 lashes or stoning them to death, depending on whether the person is married or no. The age of consent in Pakistan is 21

    1. sadiq ullah 15 Jul 2013, 12:27am

      It is pathetic to know that two Muslim have done such a mean and sinful thing.It is more pathetic to read other Muslims supporting them.These so called liberals support every evil diabolic and sinful action but when it comes to their persons then they would protest with unimagenable severity.

    2. rehman ullah 15 Jul 2013, 12:49am

      Homosexuals must be killed , it’s the only way to stop them spreading. It should be by beheading or stoning, which the general public can do

  16. jhanzaib umer 14 Jul 2013, 11:47pm

    why threaten someone in Sweden,
    give instruction to pak embassy
    to bring back the couple and punished
    them by Pakistani and Islamic law,
    we want stoning them to death,

  17. sadiq ullah 15 Jul 2013, 12:26am

    It is pathetic to know that two Muslim have done such a mean and sinful thing.It is more pathetic to read other Muslims supporting them.These so called liberals support every evil diabolic and sinful action but when it comes to their persons then they would protest with unimagenable severity.

    1. shamsher mehsood 15 Jul 2013, 1:03am

      Such people are the curse of society and social garbage, They don’t deserve to be Muslim or Pakistani, and the support and protection by sweden for them is the worst social and cultural terrorism against Pakistan.”

      Homosexual acts are illegal in Pakistan.
      under Islamic, or Sharia, laws in Pakistan, homosexual acts are punishable by whipping, imprisonment or death

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