Posts Tagged ‘Rimsha Masih’

Blasphemy charge against girl dropped in Pakistan

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

A court in Pakistan has dropped a controversial blasphemy charge against a Christian girl accused of burning pages from the Koran, but many others are suffering under the same draconian blasphemy law. Rimsha Masih, who is 14 but considered to have a lower mental age, was charged after being accused by a neighbour, a Muslim Read more

Disabled girl, 11, charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

Friday, August 24th, 2012

An 11-year-old Christian girl with Down’s syndrome has been accused of desecrating the Qur’an under the severe blasphemy law in Pakistan. Rimsha Masih is the first minor to be charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Witnesses claim she burnt 10 pages of a booklet used to Read more