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Pakistan frees Christian girl accused of blasphemy

Cebu : Philippines | Sep 09, 2012 at 12:20 AM PDT
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Christian 'Blasphemy' Girl Freed

Skooter reporting 09/09/12

A young Christian girl who had been held in prison for three weeks for burning pages of Islam's holy book was freed Saturday from a jail near the capital, a Pakistani jail official said. She was released after a judge granted her bail is another step closer to ending an event that has centered an embarrassing attention on Pakistan’s unkind blasphemy laws, which can lead to life in prison or even death for the accused.

Many that who are against say the laws are misused to wage vengeance or target Pakistan's vulnerable minorities like the Christians.

The girl left the prison in Rawalpindi, a garrison city near Islamabad in the middle of tight security, the jail official, Mushtaq Awan, said. From the prison she was taken in an armored vehicle and towed to a waiting helicopter while covered with a sheet to protect her identity.

Last week a Muslim imam from the girl’s neighborhood was arrested for planting evidence to incriminate the girl, a change of heart in a case that has attract strong international condemnation. Her lawyers say they will now proceed to have the case against her dismiss for good.

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Christian girl Rimsha Masih (center) is covered with a scarf and surrounded by security as she is rushed to a waiting helicopter following her release from prison.
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