Christian Acquitted of Blasphemy Charge in Pakistan
A Pakistani Christian falsely charged of blasphemy âafter rescuing his 8-year-old nephew from a beating at the hands of Muslim boysâ 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.
âI was produced in court three times during the case proceedings, but not one accuser ever turned up at the hearings,â Masih told Compass by phone. âYou 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...