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Ramirez and Schlesinger: Pakistan government robs child of her dignity

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

September 13, 2012, Richmond Times-Dispatch


For three weeks, a disabled little girl languished in a prison cell in Islamabad, accused of burning pages of the Quran — a crime punishable by death under Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Last Friday, Judge Mohammed Azam Khan granted her bail — a price tag of 1 million Pakistani rupees, or $10,500, to regain her dignity…