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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 14 July 2014]
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November 20, 2012

Security officials surround Rimsha Masih after her release from jail in September.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

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