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British man sentenced to death in Pakistan 'barely lucid'

A British pensioner sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy is in urgent need of mental health treatment, legal charity Reprieve has said. Lawyers for Mohammed Asghar told the charity he appeared "pale, dehydrated, shaking and barely lucid."

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British man sentenced to death after dispute with tenant

The family of the British pensioner that has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy has revealed the complaint was brought against him by a tenant, with whom he was having a dispute.

Mohammed Asghar's family released a statement through legal charity Reprieve stating he had been jailed pending a trial "as a result of a property dispute" with one of his tenants.

"We, his family, want him released by the Pakistani government so he can be treated appropriately for his medical condition," they said.

"We are really upset and concerned that they will never release him and that he will die in jail," they added.

A petition on change.org, addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond, is calling for Asghar's release. The Scottish Government said it was in touch with the Foreign Office about the case.

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