Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pakistan: Teen Christian tried for blasphemy

From War On Terror News:

Pakistan tries 14 yo Christian for Blasphemy

PakistanThe lawyer for a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy says she is a minor and that her case will likely be heard in a juvenile court.

The girl, Rimsha Masih, was taken into custody earlier this month after angry neighbors surrounded her house in Islamabad and accused her of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran. Some say she was burning papers from the garbage for cooking. Blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan.

On Tuesday, her attorney, Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, said a medical board has determined that the girl is 14 years old, but mentally younger than that. He told reporters in Islamabad that as a minor, Masih can be tried in the juvenile justice system.

Chaudhry said a bail hearing has been scheduled for Thursday....

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