Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pakistan Court Drops Trumped-Up Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl

The Guardian reports that in Pakistan this week, the Islamabad high court dismissed blasphemy charges that had been brought against a Christian girl, Rimsha Masih.  The case, in which the girl was charged with burning pages from holy texts, gained heightened international attention after it was claimed that a local mullah had planted charred pages from a Qur'an in the papers that Masih was carrying in order to strengthen the case against her. Police in the case testified that there was no evidence against Masih who was released on bail in September. (See prior posting.)

UPDATE: The full text of the court's order quashing the charges is now available.