According to the U.K. Telegraph, a Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for blasphemy.
Apparently, the imposition of such a penalty for such an offense is not the only problem. According to the Telegraph:
Masih, a cleaner, was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed during a conversation with a Muslim friend in the eastern city of Lahore. Within hours, about 3000 protesters had set light to Christian homes and churches in an area known as Joseph Colony.
The convicted man contends that the accusation itself was part of a plot to drive Christians out of the neighborhood:
“They hatched a conspiracy to push out the residents of the colony,” said Masih in a statement after sentence was passed. “They contrived a case and got it filed by a person who was close to me. I am innocent.”