Pakistan: Take Action for Justice (for Rimsha Masih)

Source:        www.MNNonline.org

Date:           October 31, 2012

 

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Pakistan (MNN) ― Rimsha Masih is the 14-year-old girl who on September 17th was arrested for blasphemy. This case has drawn in a lot of attention internationally because of her young age, questions about her mental capacity, and allegations that she has been framed by a local imam.

Open Doors USA Advocacy Director Lindsay Vessey said, "Despite testimony that Rimsha was set up on charges of blasphemy, her case is still being reviewed by the juvenile court in Pakistan and again delayed until a new hearing on November 14.... In the meantime, the imam who allegedly planted burned pages of the Quran in her bag was released on bail. "

The Pakistani government is keeping Rimsha and her family in an undisclosed location since being released on bail. "We are still asking the Pakistani authorities to drop all charges against Rimsha."

Open Doors believes that you can make a difference. "We need to be lifting them [Pakistani Christians] up in prayer and also contacting the Pakistani government on Rimsha's behalf."

"But lest we think Rimsha's case will turn things around for the Christian minority in Pakistan, I recently heard of another teenager who appears to have been framed for blasphemy."

Open Doors has an on-going campaign that could make a difference for Rimsha. You can help by contacting Sherry Rehman, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States. Ask Pakistan to protect Rimsha and guarantee her justice.

To send an e-mail to Ambassador Rehman, click here. On this site there is a sample letter. Join the 4,000 people who have already sent e-mails to Rehman through this campaign. Let us help Rimsha experience freedom once again.

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