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Pakistan court acquits Christian girl of blasphemy
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted a Christian girl accused of blasphemy over the burning of the Muslim holy book, her lawyer said. The ruling was the final chapter in a case that caused an international outcry over Pakistan's... Read More

Change of Pakistan's blasphemy laws unlikely
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The apparent collapse of a case against a Christian girl accused of burning pages of a Quran has given a dim ray of hope to critics of Pakistan's blasphemy laws, some of the harshest in the Muslim world. The girl was believed ... Read More

Pakistan Christian girl in Quran case to be freed
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ISLAMABAD (AP) - In a rare move, a Pakistani judge granted bail Friday to a young, mentally challenged Christian girl accused of insulting Islam by burning pages of the religion's holy book. Activists who had pressed for the girl's release... Read More

Pakistan: In twist, Muslims accused of blasphemy
Posted on 6 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KARACHI Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's blasphemy laws may be used to punish Muslims suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple in an intriguing twist for a country where harsh laws governing religious insults are primarily used against Full version (available... Read More

Baluchistan Journalists threatened: Death or jail
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

QETTA Pakistan (AP) - The telephone call to local journalists generally comes in the late evening. The voice on the other end is harsh. He has a statement he wants printed, and he prefaces it with a terse order: "Report our messages without Full... Read More

Pakistani cleric faces possible blasphemy charge
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are investigating whether a Muslim cleric who allegedly tried to frame a Christian girl for blasphemy should be charged with insulting Islam himself and potentially face life in prison, a police officer said Monday... Read More