Pakistan

Pakistan Court Delays Blasphemy Case of Mentally Impaired Christian Teen

A medical report lists her age as 14 and her mental age as even less than that, meaning she could be tried in the juvenile system. She currently faces up to the death penalty

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The bail hearing of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy has been delayed after a lawyer questioned a medical report putting the girl's age at 14, suggesting the government had tried to influence it.

The challenge on Thursday quashed the possibility that the controversy surrounding the case of Rimsha Masih would be swiftly defused and the girl set free.