There is no death penalty for downloading " un - Islamic" articles in Islam and as far as i know it isnt in any muslim countries legislation.
Obviously there is.
"A 23-year-old student journalist in Afghanistan has been sentenced to death for downloading and distributing a report that is critical of the oppressive treatment of women in some Islamic societies."
However, the sentence appears to have been suspended.
"In a dramatic volte-face, the Afghan Senate has withdrawn its confirmation of a death sentence on Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, the student convicted of blasphemy for downloading a report on women's rights from the internet."
It's important to note that after he downloaded the article, he distributed it to fellow students and teachers