Pakistan Drops Blasphemy Case Against Rimsha

Pakistan Drops Blasphemy Case Against Rimsha November 24, 2012

Charges have finally been dropped against Rimsha, a 14 year old Christian girl with a mental disability who was arrested for blasphemy after falsely being accused of burning pages of the Quran by an imam who tried to frame her. The BBC reports:

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 14-year-old girl, known as Rimsha, was held in a maximum security jail in August, prompting global concern.

Her arrest followed accusations by a Muslim cleric who is now facing allegations that he planted evidence.

Rimsha’s lawyer said the case had been a misuse of law. Her family received death threats and went into hiding.

There are fears that even though the case has been dropped, Rimsha and her family will not be safe in Pakistan.

Of course they won’t. And this hasn’t been a misuse of the law — the law itself is barbaric. It isn’t being used wrongly or unjustly, it is inherently wrong and unjust.

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