ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday extended the restraining order against the trial of Rimsha Masih, a minor Christian girl who had been accused of committing blasphemy, until Nov 14, DawnNews reported. The IHC extended the stay during the hearing of a petition filed by the accused girl for quashing the FIR registered [...]
Just weeks after Rimsha Masih made international headlines, a teenage Christian boy is facing similar difficulties after being accused of blasphemy. Ryan Stanten, 16, is accused of sending blasphemous text messages to people living in the neighborhood of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, where he lives with his mother.
Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws were applied for the first time on Muslim protesters who destroyed a Hindu temple in Karachi last week, reports The Express Tribune, an English languagedaily. Section 295-A is the lesser known, non Islam-specific clause of the country’s notorious blasphemy law. This relates to “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious [...]
In what appeared to be a shocking turn-around, three witnesses who had testified against Qari Khalid Jadoon for leveling blasphemy allegations against Christian girl Rimsha Masih backtracked from their statements. In a statement submitted to a District and Sessions Court in Islamabad, they claimed that they were forced by the police to do so.
ISLAMABAD – Islamabad police on Saturday told a court that the young Christian girl, Rimsha, who spent three weeks in jail for allegedly committing blasphemy, was not guilty and the cleric who allegedly framed her should face trial instead, according to a copy of the revised charge-sheet.
The mood in Pakistan is supportive of her. The government must not lose this opportunity to address the misuse of blasphemy laws After three weeks in a high-security prison, Rimsha Masih is out, having been granted bail. She was escorted from the prison by an armed guard and with her face covered before being flown by [...]
After three weeks in a high security prison, Rimsha Masih has left jail a day after being granted bail. She was escorted under a sheet from the prison by an armed guard and flown from the area in a helicopter to a secret location. The 14-year-old, who is accused by a neighbour of desecrating the [...]
We would like to inform all of our supporters that after a two-hour hearing Judge Azam Khan has granted Rimsha bail with a surety of Rs. 500,000. Detailed news will be published later today.
Rimsha is a Christian minor who has been accused of blasphemy by supposedly burning pages of Koranic verses. She has been held in prison since the accusation was made against her two weeks ago. Her family says she has Down’s syndrome. Her case was due to be heard over the weekend but it was postponed [...]
A Christian man in Lahore has been accused of blasphemy by his Muslim landlord. Khurram Masih was renting a house in Shahdara Town owned by Zulfiqar Ali. On 5 December, Ali accused him of burning pages of the Koran in his rented home. A first information report was registered against Masih accusing him of blasphemy. [...]