Civil Liberties

Disabled Pakistani Girl Faces Death Penalty

The girl, who has learning difficulties, is accused of blasphemy after allegedly burning a Koran.


Police in Pakistan have arrested a young Christian girl accused of burning pages of the Koran.

Rimhsa, who reportedly has Down's Syndrome, was arrested on blasphemy charges on Thursday night and has been detained at a police station in the capital Islamabad.

She appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in custody for 14 days. She is expected to go before the court again before the end of the month.