Pakistani Christian girl charged with blasphemy
A YOUNG Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, has been charged under
Pakistan's blasphemy laws. She has been in detention for eight
days, after she was accused of burning pages from the Qur'an.
She was arrested in a poor district of the capital, Islamabad,
after Muslim neighbours alleged that she had been seen disposing of
the ashes of the burnt pages. Reports of her age vary from 11 to
16, and some accounts say that she has Down syndrome.
The blasphemy laws were tightened during ...
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