Christian boy accused of blasphemy in Karachi

Ryan Stanten allegedly forwarded an offensive text on October 9, after which an angry mob ransacked his house.

Web Desk October 11, 2012

KARACHI: A 16-year-old Christian boy from Karachi was charged with blasphemy, BBC reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Ryan Stanten was accused of forwarding a text message on October 9 which contained offensive material.

Stanten’s house was ransacked by an angry crowd and burnt their belongings on the street, the report stated.

Earlier, Rimsha Masih was arrested in a poor suburb of Islamabad on August 16 after a neighbour accused her of burning papers containing verses from the Quran, in breach of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.

The incident garnered criticism from across the globe.


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Richard | 8 years ago | Reply

Totally sickening. This has become so commonplace in Pakistan it is not even making international headlines. I'm pretty sure this kid and his family will be murdered soon in or out of prison. What a shameful place the land of my birth that I still love has become.

Ali | 8 years ago | Reply I guess how we Pakistanis will react when our diaspora is treated like that?????????????
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