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Pakistani Court Dismisses Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international outrage. The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday threw out the case against Rimsha Masih, whom neighbors accused of burning pages from the Quran in August. She was arrested and spent three weeks in jail before being […]

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Pakistani Court Dismisses Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a 14-year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international outrage. The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday threw out the case against Rimsha Masih, whose neighbors accused her in August of burning pages from the Quran. She was arrested and spent three weeks in jail […]

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Pakistani Girl Accused of Blaspheming Islam Released from Jail

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blaspheming Islam has been released from jail. Rimsha Masih’s release Saturday comes a day after a judge granted her bail, in a case that has drawn international outrage. Rimsha, believed to be 14 years old, spent the last three weeks in jail near the Pakistani capital, […]

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Amnesty Intl: Pakistani Girl Accused of Blaspheming Islam in Serious Danger

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says a mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blaspheming Islam in Pakistan is still in serious danger even after a judge ordered her freed from jail. The human rights group said Friday’s decision to grant bail to 14-year-old Rimsha Masih is an encouraging step. But Amnesty says the Pakistani government must urgently reform its […]

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Pakistani Judge Grants Bail to Christian Girl Accused of Blaspheming Islam

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has granted bail to a mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blasphemy against Islam. Fourteen-year-old Rimsha Masih had spent the last three weeks in jail in Islamabad after neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran. Judge Mohammad Azam Khan ordered her release Friday, setting bail at more than $10,000. The judge […]

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Pakistani Judge Grants Baill to Girl Accused of Blasphemy

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has granted bail to a Christian girl accused of blasphemy. Rimsha Masih was arrested last month in Islamabad after angry neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran. During a hearing on Friday, a Judge Judge Mohammad Azam Khan ordered Masih’s release after hearing arguments from lawyers on both sides. She […]

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Pakistani Judge Grants Baill to Girl Accused of Blasphemy

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has granted bail to a Christian girl accused of blasphemy. Rimsha Masih was arrested last month in Islamabad after angry neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran. During a hearing on Friday, a judge ordered Masih’s release after hearing arguments from lawyers on both sides. She has been in police […]

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Pakistani Judge to Decide Bail for Girl Accused of Blasphemy

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge is expected to announce on Friday whether a Christian girl accused of blasphemy will be granted bail. Rimsha Masih was arrested last month in Islamabad after angry neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran. Under Pakistan’s blasphemy law, anyone who speaks ill of Islam and the Prophet Mohammad commits a […]

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Pakistan’s ‘Blasphemy Girl’ Remains in Detention

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The bail hearing of a Pakistani Christian girl arrested more than two weeks ago on blasphemy charges was adjourned Monday and rescheduled for Friday, leaving the girl in detention at least until then. The judge adjourned the hearing because of a lawyers’ strike. The girl, Rimsha Masih, was arrested by police after angry neighbors surrounded […]

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Pakistan Cleric Arrested for Evidence Tampering in Blasphemy Case

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police have arrested a Muslim cleric on suspicion that he planted evidence against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy. A police official said Khalid Jadoon, a prayer leader at a mosque in Islamabad, was arrested Saturday for allegedly placing pages of the Quran in the girl’s shopping bag. According to police, members of the […]

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