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Pakistan Rimsha blasphemy case dropped

20 November 2012 Last updated at 11:28 GMT

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 girl, known as Rimsha and aged 14, was held in a maximum security jail in July prompting international concern.

Her arrest followed accusations by a Muslim cleric now facing a case for allegedly planting evidence.

Orla Guerin reports from Islamabad.