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Pakistani Christian Girl Arrested On Suspicion Of Blasphemy

A Christian girl said to have Down's Syndrome has been arrested over accusations of blasphemy in Pakistan.

Police officers said the girl, reportedly in her teens, was detained on August 16 in the predominantly Christian neighbourhood of Meherabadi in the capital Islamabad after locals said they saw her burning pages of the Koran.

Police said local residents took the girl, named as Rimsha, to the police station where she has been detained since.

A conviction of blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan.

Human rights activists say the antiblasphemy laws are open to abuse and are often used to settle petty disputes.

Officials said hundreds of Christians in Meherabadi have fled their homes due to fears of a backlash from the Muslim population.
Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and the BBC
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by: Jack from: US
August 19, 2012 17:09
"A conviction of blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan".
To add: choosing Christianity over Islam is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar, Bahrain and other US-supported democracies
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by: John from: London
August 21, 2012 16:27
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar Bahrain are not Democratic crap you speak off.
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by: Jack from: US
August 21, 2012 17:23
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey are all florishing democracies according to US government. They are all major allies of US government too. They punish people by death for converting from Islam to Christianity. US government approves that.
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by: George from: USA
August 21, 2012 19:52
Jack, your response was a flat out lie.
Go spend some time there, go see how the American embassy staff lives, and the "rules" they must follow.
There is nothing "democratic" about these crap holes.
And the US, (with exception of the diplodinks, who have to play nice, and say, print nice things they do not even believe), know that for a fact.
To bad you do not.
Time to wake up and smell the coffee.
But hey, thanks for your idiot opinions.

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