Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy ruled minor: lawyer

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Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: The lawyer for a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy said a medical review had determined that the girl was a minor.  

Tahir Naveed Chaudhry said a report by a medical board investigating the age and mental state of the girl determined she was between 13 and 14.Chaudhry said that meant that her case would be heard under Pakistan’s juvenile court system, which was generally more lenient toward defendants.

The lawyer also said on Tuesday that the board determined that her mental state did not correspond to her age. It was not clear whether that meant she was mentally impaired.The girl was accused by a neighbor of burning pages containing verses form the Holy Quran. – Dawn