Christian Girl

  • Pak dismisses blasphemy case against Christian girl November 20, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court dismissed on Tuesday a blasphemy case against a Christian girl which had drawn international condemnation and concern about the rights of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. Rimsha Masih, believed to be no older than 14, was charged with burning pages of the Quran in...
  • Witnesses in Pakistan blasphemy case turn hostile October 1, 2012

    Islamabad: The three men who had accused a cleric of tampering evidence to implicate young Christian girl Rimsha Masih in a blasphemy case on Monday withdrew their statement, claiming they were tortured by police to testify against the imam. The three witnesses, who had earlier recorded statements against cleric Khalid...
  • Pakistan: Blasphemy accused fears for life September 12, 2012

    Islamabad: The teenage girl accused of burning pages of the Quran has been released on bail and is now back with her family. But she still fears for her life. 14-year-old Rimsha Mahsee said, "Yes, I'm scared. I'm scared scared that someone might kill me. I'm scared of anyone who...
  • Pakistan frees Christian girl accused of blasphemy September 8, 2012

    Rawalpindi: A young Christian girl accused of burning pages of Islam's holy book was freed on Saturday from a jail near the capital where she had been held for three weeks, a Pakistani jail official said. The release a day after a judge granted her bail is another step closer to...
  • Pak blasphemy row: Bail for Christian girl September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pakistani Christian girl, who was arrested on charges of blasphemy, was on Friday released against a bond of Rs 5 lakh. Rimsha Masih, a patient of Down's Syndrome, was accused by the cleric of a mosque in Islamabad of tearing the pages of the Quran. The court of...
  • Blasphemy: Pak imam arrested for 'implicating' girl September 2, 2012

    Islamabad: In a new twist to the blasphemy case involving a minor Christian girl, an imam in the Pakistani capital was arrested and remanded to 14-day judicial custody on Sunday for allegedly planting pages of the Quran in her bag and using it to implicate her under the controversial law. Khalid...
  • Pak court extends remand of Christian girl August 31, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Friday extended by a fortnight the judicial remand of a minor Christian girl arrested on a charge of blasphemy. Rimsha Masih, who was arrested from the low-income Mehria Jaffar area on the outskirts of Islamabad on August 16, was produced in the court of a...
  • Pak teen accused of blasphemy to produced in court August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A Christian teenager in Pakistan who was arrested on blasphemy charges will be produced in juvenile justice court in Islamabad on Thursday. Doctors had earlier examined her and confirmed that she is minor but 14 years old and not 11 as claimed by her family. The girl was...
  • Christian girl still in jail despite furore in Pak August 25, 2012

    Islamabad: A minor Christian girl arrested on a blasphemy charge in Islamabad continues to be held in a high-security jail despite her case being taken up by Pakistan's ruling PPP. Hundreds of Christian families fled Mohalla Badyal in the low-income Mehria Jaffar area on the outskirts of Islamabad following Rimsha Masih's...
  • Pakistan: Minor girl arrested for blasphemy, Zardari orders probe August 21, 2012

    Pakistani authorities on Monday arrested an 11-year-old Christian girl with Downs' Syndrome after her neighbours claimed that she burnt pages of the Quran. ...