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Pakistan Cleric Arrested for Evidence Tampering in Blasphemy Case

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 8:55 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 the cleric, Khalid Chishti, was arrested Saturday for allegedly placing pages of the Quran in the girl’s shopping bag. According to police, members of the mosque where the cleric works came […]

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Pakistan Cleric Arrested for Evidence Tampering in Blasphemy Case

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan police have arrested a Muslim cleric on suspicion that he planted evidence against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy. A police official said the cleric was arrested Saturday for allegedly placing pages of the Quran in the girl’s shopping bag. Police arrested the girl more than two weeks ago after angry neighbors surrounded her […]

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Pakistani Court Extends Detention of Girl Accused of Blasphemy

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has extended the detention of a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, a charge punishable by death in Pakistan. Rimsha Masih appeared in an Islamabad court Friday, where a judge ordered her to be held for 14 more days. Lawyers say the previously unannounced hearing was standard procedure. Local television showed police escorting […]

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Court Extends Detention in Pakistan Blasphemy Case

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has extended the detention of a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, a charge punishable by death in Pakistan. The judge Friday ordered the girl to be held for two more weeks. Rimsha Masih was taken into custody earlier this month after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of […]

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No Bail Yet For Pakistani Girl Accused of Blasphemy

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani judge has delayed bail proceedings for a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, a charge punishable by death in Pakistan. Rimsha Masih was taken into custody earlier this month after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Quran. Some say she was burning […]

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Lawyer: Pakistani Girl Accused of Blasphemy is Minor

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy says she is a minor and that her case will likely be heard in a juvenile court. The girl, Rimsha Masih, was taken into custody earlier this month after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed with verses […]

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Lawyer: Pakistani Girl Accused of Blasphemy is Minor

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy says she is a minor and that her case will likely be heard in a juvenile court. The girl, Rimsha Masih, was taken into custody earlier this month after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed with verses […]

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Amnesty Urges Protection of Pakistani Girl Accused of Blasphemy

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging the Pakistani government to ensure the safety of a Christian girl accused of violating the country’s blasphemy laws after she allegedly desecrated a religious text. Police arrested Ramsha Masih last week after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran. […]

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Pakistan’s President Orders Report on Girl’s Arrest for Blasphemy

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the country’s Interior Ministry for a report about the arrest of a Christian girl on blasphemy charges for allegedly desecrating a religious text. Police say the girl was taken into custody Thursday after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed with […]

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Pakistan’s President Orders Report on Girl’s Arrest for Blasphemy

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the country’s Interior Ministry for a report about the arrest of a Christian girl on blasphemy charges for allegedly desecrating a religious text. Police say the girl was taken into custody on Thursday after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed […]

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