Pakistani Girl on Trial for Blasphemy is Fourteen

Family has been taken into protective custody


Doctors in Pakistan have established that a Christian girl jailed on blasphemy charges is aged about 14, her lawyer says.

Medics also said that the girl, Rimsha, has a mental age of less than that, lawyer Tahir Naveed Chaudhry added.

Rimsha is being held in a high security prison, amid growing international pressure for her to be freed.

Mr Chaudhry said he would be applying for bail at a court hearing on Thursday and is hopeful she will be released.