Christian Acquitted of Blasphemy Charge in Pakistan
A Pakistani Christian falsely charged of blasphemy â€ťafter rescuing his 8-year-old nephew from a beating at the hands of Muslim boysâ€ť has been cleared of the charge.
Dildar Masih, a 27-year-old father of two young children, was acquitted on March 26 after prosecutors failed to produce any evidence against him, he said.
â€śI was produced in court three times during the case proceedings, but not one accuser ever turned up at the hearings,â€ť Masih told Compass by phone. â€śYou cannot imagine my joy when the prison officials told me that I had been acquitted by the court. I had not been taken to the hearing that day; only my lawyer, Javed Raza, and father were present in the courtroom.â€ť...