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THE ACCUSED: DAMNED OR DEVOTED

Tuesday 25th February, 2020

Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, has one mission: to preserve Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which prescribe a mandatory death sentence for disrespecting The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and life imprisonment for desecrating the Holy Quran. With millions sympathetic to his goal, Rizvi holds the state under his spell and silences anyone attempting to change the law by condemning them to death.

But there’s more to Rizvi’s mission than just maintaining the sanctity of his faith: he’s running for the highest office in the country in the upcoming elections where everyone — those that oppose him and even his followers are just pawns in his quest for absolute power.

Thanks to BBC Storyville. 

There was a Q&A with director Mo Naqvi following the screening on 25th February.

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