Pakistan court grants bail to Christian 'blasphemy' girl
Published on Sep 7, 2012 4:00 PM
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A Pakistani court on Friday granted bail to a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, in a case that has sparked an international outcry.
Judge Muhammad Azam Khan ordered the release of Rimsha Masih, who was arrested in a poor Islamabad suburb on August 16 accused of burning papers containing verses from the Koran.
"I accept her bail application," Mr Khan announced to a packed courtroom.
"The bail application has been accepted against two sureties of 500,000 rupees ($6,500) each."
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