Pakistan court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian girl
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||20 November 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pakistan court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian girl, 20 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50b4d0e62d.html [accessed 1 August 2015]|
November 20, 2012
Security officials surround Rimsha Masih after her release from jail in September.
A Pakistani court has ended a blasphemy case, which was condemned around the world, against a Christian girl.
Rimsha Masih was arrested in August in Islamabad for allegedly burning Islamic scriptures.
State-run Pakistani television said on November 20 that Islamabad's High Court threw out the charges against her after her lawyers filed a petition against the case.
Rimsha, who is believed to be 14 years old, was freed earlier on bail by a lower court.
Police have accused a local imam of planting the evidence of the alleged blasphemy in her bag.
Based on reporting by dpa and AFP