Pakistani police escort a 14 year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy for allegedly burning pages of a Quran, to a helicopter where she was flown to meet her family.
Police were forced to fly her out of Islamabad for her own safety.
Voice of America reported:
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Pakistani officials say a mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blaspheming Islam has been released from jail.
Rimsha Masih’s release Saturday comes a day after a judge granted her bail, in a case that has drawn international outrage.
Rimsha, believed to be 14 years old, spent the last three weeks in jail near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, after neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran.
Witnesses say an armored vehicle brought her Saturday from the jail in the city of Rawalpindi to a waiting helicopter. It is unclear where she was taken, but Pakistan’s minister for national harmony told the French news agency (AFP) she was flown to a safe place where she was reunited with her family.
Of course, they had to whisk her out of town so the Islamists wouldn’t behead her on the street.