Pak court dismisses charges against cleric in blasphemy case

Posted on Aug 18 2013 - 6:58am by Harsha Iyer

A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges.

According to a lawyer, the case against Rimsha Masih, 14, provoked widespread international concern about the application of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

Ms Masih, who is believed to have learning difficulties, was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly burning pages from the Koran

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