Disabled Girl Jailed in PakistanNovember 4, 2012
Whoa. This is ridiculous and outrageous! As advocates, what can we do, if anything, to help this girl and her family?
At the very least people should write to their elected officials and ask them to speak out about it. We must make our voices heard around the world!
Pakistan police have decided to decline requests for bail for the eleven year old Christian girl who is accused of blasphemy on the grounds that releasing her would endanger her life and her family. The young girl is held in a state of shock and has not been able to say much to the police.
Christian human rights groups of Pakistan society are enraged and demand that the girl, who reportedly has Down’s syndrome, is released.
On the other hand, Muslim groups in Pakistan are now insisting she is burned alive for supposedly burning a Koran.
As a result of the controversy surrounding the case, Pakistan law is under scrutiny for imposing inhumane sentences on Christian citizens. Many Christian families who lived in the same neighbourhood as the young girl have also reportedly fled their homes in fear.
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