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Rimsha moved to undisclosed location

09 September, 2012

Rimsha Massih, the Christian girl accused of blasphemy, seen sitting in a helicopter as she is being shifted to undisclosed location due to security c
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ISLAMABAD: Rimsha Masih, a 14-year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy, has been released from Adiala Jail on bail and sent to an undisclosed location amid tight security.

Rimsha was boarded on a helicopter via a bullet-proof police van. The helicopter was present in a ground opposite to the jail. Rimsha's family has already been shifted to an undisclosed location in Islamabad after receiving threats from zealots.

During a hearing on Friday, the girl was granted bail by the court of additional sessions judge against two surety bonds of Rs 500,000. The girl was said to be 14 and her mental age appears below her chronological age and she has been in custody since she was arrested in a poor Islamabad suburb on August 16 after being accused of burning papers containing verses from the holy Quran.

On the direction of the interior minister, heavy security contingents were deployed in the jail. Her father had said he feared for the safety of his daughter and other family members. Rimsha's parents have been shifted to an undisclosed location in Islamabad. Many other Christian families also fled the neighbourhood after Rimsha's arrest.

The next hearing of the case will take place on September 16. The additional sessions court has ordered the Islamabad inspector general to appoint an honest superintendent of police for further inquiry of the case.


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