Jail upheld in Afghan Koran case

An Afghanistan appeal court has upheld 20-year jail terms for two men who published a translation of the Koran. The prosecution said the translation contained mistakes and called for the defendants to be executed. The men were convicted of modifying the Muslim holy book into Persian while not including the original Arabic text. ... There is no law in Afghanistan prohibiting the translation of the Koran but modification is viewed as violating Islamic Shariah law.

2009-02-16

 Afghanistan translation Koran Sharia Law Arabic Persian mistake

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