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Mar-21-2013 10:52printcomments

Rimsha Case is Again in the Apex Court

Malik Ummad, Rimsha’s accuser sought to re-open her case again.

Rimsha being ferried from a court hearing.
Rimsha after a court hearing.

(ISLAMABAD) - It was January 16, 2013, when the Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed a final appeal in against Rimsha in her blasphemy case, effectively ending all legal proceedings on the issue.

But today again, her council Abdul Hameed Rana told me on telephone that Rimsha’s complainant has filed an application in the apex court to review the decision of the Islamabad High Court.

According to the sources, Malik Ummad, Rimsha’s accuser, sought to re-open Rimsha’s case through his lawyer who filed an appeal against the lower court’s acquittal. Prosecutors had tried to reopen the case to get the Christian girl convicted.

The bench designated for a final decision included the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the honorable Iftikhtar Muhammad Chaudhary.

Justices Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Gulzar Ahmad will hear the case tomorrow on Friday, 22nd March, 2013.

It is not decided yet who will represent Rimsha in the apex court tomorrow.

About Shamim Masih

"I am Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."

Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.

You can write to Shamim at this address: shamimpakistan@gmail.com

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