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Pakistan Christian girl accused of blasphemy released

A Christian girl in Pakistan who was arrested on blasphemy charges has been released from prison in Rawalpindi, a minister has said.

The girl, thought to be 14 years old but with a younger mental age, was arrested last month after a mob accused her of burning pages of the Koran. An imam was later remanded in custody, accused of planting burned pages of the Koran in the girl's bag.

The case against the girl, known as Rishma, has sparked international alarm and has been condemned by human rights groups.

Aleem Maqbool reports.

  • 08 Sep 2012
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