Pakistan Blasphemy Case Against Rimsha Masih, 14, Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence

Pakistan Court Drops Charges Against Christian Girl Accused Of Blasphemy

A blasphemy case against a 14-year-old Christian girl said to have learning disabilities, which led to international outcry, has been dropped by a Pakistani court.

Attorney Abdul Hameed said the charges against Rimsha Masih, who was accused of burning pages from the Quran, would be dropped due to lack of evidence.

In September police in Pakistan arrested Imam Khalid Chishti on suspicion of planting evidence in the blasphemy case.

Rimsha Masih sits in a helicopter after her release from jail on bail in September

The Associated Press said the case against Chishti is due to go ahead.

After Rimsha's arrest in August, reports emerged of hundreds of Christian families fleeing Pakistan in fear of persecution. According to the Washington Post around 600 Christians fled the capital.

Chishti is accused of planting pages of the Quran in a bag that Rimsha was carrying

In Pakistan blasphemy charges can carry a death sentence or life in prison.


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