Imam Chisti arrested for inserting false evidence (torn shreds of Koran) in Rimsha's bag.
Despite global attention on the inhumane treatment of the 11 year old Rimsha Masih a Downs Syndrome sufferer imprisoned for a false blasphemy, she remains incarcerated in a solitary confinement cell. The Imam who originally instigated the blasphemy charges has since been arrested for falsifying evidence, after his deputy told police that the Imam had added torn shreds of the Koran to the original burnt Arabic texts found on Rimsha.
Rimsha has still not been exonerated and must undergo a full trial, as the Blasphemy laws are cognisable and hence charges are non-retractable and no compromise is offered. The courts have adjorned her case for papers not being signed and after a recent strike by the Muslim legal fraternity, in what could only be described as disingenuous delay tactics.
Pakistani Christians across the globe have been filled with fear and anxiety over the treatment of this child, revelations of 9 nurses killed by poisoning,; Christians in Essa Nagri facing a gun siege resulting in one dead one injured and a pastor arrested for not paying Islamic Jizya tax (protection money for minorities under Sharia law), A similar attack on Christians living in Walton, Lahore and of course the ongoing incarceration of Asia Bibi.
To vent our frustrations we invite Christians form across the country to join our final protest (we have held a London, Glasgow and Manchester protest last week) which is to be held in Birmingham, see details below:
Event: Protest for Rimsha Masih, Asia Bibi, Walton, Lahore Christians, Essa Nagri Christians,
Karachi nurses and other victims of oppression in Pakistan.
Date: Saturday 8th September 2012
Time: 12:00 - 15:00