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DocArchive: Assignment - A Matter of Life and Death

April 28th, 2011

Episode 62 of 1501 episodes

Jill McGivering reports from Pakistan where calls for debate about the country's controversial blasphemy laws have been almost silenced by death threats and violence. The laws stipulate the death penalty if blasphemy is proven but critics say the laws are frequently being used to target innocent people. For Assignment Jill goes in search of the accused and their accusers.

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