Pakistani security personnel move Rimsha Masih, a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, to a helicopter after her release from jail in Rawalpindi on September 8, 2012
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Rimsha: Pakistani High Court drops blasphemy case

A court in Pakistan has dropped a controversial blasphemy case against a Christian girl accused by her neighbour of burning pages from the Koran.

The High Court in Islamabad threw out all charges against Rimsha, who doctors said had a younger mental age than her 14 years, citing lack of evidence.

Tahir Abdullah, a human rights activist said the family will "never be able to go back to their community" because "someone may be lying in wait for them".

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 20 Nov 2012
  • From the section Asia
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