The lawyer contending the case of the arrest of a young girl from Islamabad on charges of blasphemy revealed that the medical report pronounced that the girl was a minor, reported Associated Press on Tuesday.
The girl, Rimsha, was arrested for allegedly burning a Noorani Quaida, a booklet used to familiarise children with Arabic as written in the Quran.
The lawyer, Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, said that the report by a medical board investigating the age and mental state of the girl determined she was between 13 and 14.
He said that this suggested that Pakistan’s juvenile court system will hear Rimsha’s case, which is generally more lenient toward defendants.
The lawyer revealed that the medical board’s report determined that her mental state did not correspond with her age. However, he said that it was “not clear whether that meant she was mentally impaired.”
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