Pakistani Christian Girl Accused of Burning Quran Released on Bail

Reza Sayah and Nasir Habib
September 8, 2012


Pakistani authorities on Saturday released a teenage Christian girl detained over accusations of blasphemy in a case that has stoked religious tensions.

Her face concealed with a green scarf, Rimsha was ferried from Rawalpindi jail first by an armored personnel carrier and then by helicopter to an undisclosed location after a judge granted bail the day before.

The chopper’s force at one point blew away the 14-year-old’s covering. She appeared sad and scared.

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