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BREAKING NEWS: 14-Year Old Pakistani Girl Accused of Burning Qur'an Granted BailShamim Masih for Salem-News.com
Rimsha faces Blasphemy charges, but the girl was released on bail by a judge in Islamabad today.
(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) - Shunning enormous pressure from opposing interests, a Pakistani additional session Judge, Muhammad Azam, accepted a bail plea for a girl named Rimsha, who many say is a victim of blind fanaticism. It happened today, 7th September, 2012.
Just 14, Rimsha had been craving justice for the past 3 weeks which she spent in Central Jail, Adayal, Rawaplpindi under extreme distress. The facility is described as a torturous environment.
Today citizens of Islamabad Pakistan from all walks of life have hailed the decision of the honorable court.
The minority groups of different faiths have joyously used their solidarity towards harmony. Reformation for Empowerment and Alleviation of Poverty (REAP) has announced the undertaking of Rimsha’s educational expenses in the future.
The judge ordered to submit two surety bonds of Rs. 5,00,000/- in the court.
Mr. Shamim Masih, Secretary General (REAP) remained on his toes throughout the legal proceedings and left no stone unturned to bring relief and justice for Rimsha, the victim.
He has also done a fantastic job of turning reports frequently to keep our readers apprised of the developments in this case.
Salem-News.com's William Gomes first broke this story for our readers with an appeal to Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, on the 19th August 2012. Within 24-hours, word was passed back to us that higher government had viewed our report and was going to investigate.
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