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Down’s Syndrome girl remains jailed on blasphemy charges

Posted by doctore0 on September 5, 2012

Stupid blasphemy law…

One Response to “Down’s Syndrome girl remains jailed on blasphemy charges”

  1. doctore0 said

    They are going to release her.. lets see

    Rimsha Masih to be released after bail hearing is told Islamic cleric tried to frame her on charges of burning Qur’an pages

    The Pakistani Christian girl who has been in police custody for more than three weeks after being accused of desecrating the Qur’an is to be released from prison after a judge granted her bail.

    Rimsha Masih, who is thought to be 14, has been at the centre of an international furore over Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

    But in a bail hearing in an Islamabad courtroom on Friday her lawyers argued that she should be released, in large part because a mullah from her neighbourhood had been accused by colleagues of attempting to frame her on charges of burning sacred texts.

    They claim the cleric Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti planted pages of the Qur’an in a bag of burned refuse that Masih had been seen carrying through her neighbourhood on 16 August. She lives in an impoverished near-slum on the outskirts of Islamabad where a minority community of Christians live.

    Lawyers representing the man who originally claimed to have caught Rimsha carrying what he thought were burned verses from Islam’s most holy book tried to block the bail.

    Rimsha’s legal team responded by saying they were using “hyper technical arguments” to try to challenge the paperwork of the bail hearing.
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