Monday, 20 August 2012

Pakistan arrests girl for blasphemy - Possible death sentence

And the latest entry in the competition between Islamic countries to be the most remarkably barbaric comes from Pakistan... AFP reports:
A Christian girl with Down's Syndrome has been arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran, police and activists said on Sunday.

Police arrested Rimsha, who is recognised by a single name, on Thursday after she was reported holding in public burnt pages which had Islamic text and Koranic verses on them, a police official told AFP.

A conviction for blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan.

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