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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...

2009-02-16

 Afghanistan translation Koran Sharia Law Arabic Persian mistake
Pakistan has signed a peace deal with a Taleban group that will lead to the enforcement of the Islamic Sharia law in the restive Swat valley. Regional officials urged the Taleban, who agreed a 10-day truce on Sunday, to lay down their arms permanently. Once one of Pakistan's most popular holiday destinations, the Swat valley is now mostly under Taleban control...

2009-02-16

 Taliban Pakistan Sharia Law Swat truce