Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Facing Prison; Mother Death Sentence

Here we go again.  There is no end to the Muslim persecution of non-Muslims by our "ally" the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. 


BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Facing Prison; Mother Death Sentence

Saturday, March 23, 2013 (10:31 pm)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have reopened a trial against a mentally challenged Christian girl on charges of "blasphemy" while a Christian mother faces a possible death sentence for allegedly making "derogatory remarks" about Islam's prophet Mohammed, lawyers told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 23.

"A police investigator asked the Supreme Court in Islamabad to reopen the case" against Rimsha Masih, 14, "saying he was pressured by the government to drop  charges against her after an international outcry," said the Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) group.

Rimsha was jailed August 17 in a prison near Islamabad after allegedly burning pages with verses of the Koran, viewed as holy book by Muslims. Her detention at Adiala Jail triggered international protests because of her age and a medical report confirming that she was mentally handicapped.

Amid mounting pressure, Rimsha was flown to safety on September 8 and eventually acquitted on the charges, though she remains in hiding. On the outskirts of Islamabad families are afraid to return to their Christian community in the city's Mehrabadi district because the girl lived there.

Besides Rimsha, who may face life imprisonment, a court is also considering a death sentence against 47-year-old Martha Bibi after  years of legal wrangling, BosNewsLife learned.

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