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Rimsha Masih Receives Pakistan's First Exoneration from Blasphemy Charges

(UPDATED) Teenage Christian girl and her family now have settled in Canada with help from brother of assassinated minister Shahbaz Bhatti.

Update (July 2): World Watch Monitor reports that Rimsha Masih, the teenage Christian girl who was exonerated of blasphemy charges earlier this year, and her family have relocated to Canada.

Working behind the scenes to help them move was Peter Bhatti, executive director of International Christian Voice and the older brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, the former Pakistani minister for minority affairs, "and a high-profile critic of the way the country's anti-blasphemy laws were being used to marginalize Pakistan's religious minorities, including Christians. Shahbaz was assassinated in 2011; a letter left at the scene said those who try to change Pakistan's blasphemy laws would be killed."


Update (Jan. 16):Pakistan's Supreme Court has dismissed a final appeal in against Rimsha Masih in her blasphemy case, effectively ending all legal proceedings on the issue. Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports, "The Supreme Court is the highest court in Pakistan so the prosecution ...

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