Pakistan News / Rimsha Masih Released > Rimsha Masih was on Saturday released on bail after more than three weeks in jail, officials said, in a case that has sparked an international outcry.
Rimsha Masih was arrested on August 16 for allegedly burning pages
containing verses from the Koran but was released from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi after a court on Friday accepted her bail application.
Paul Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for national harmony, told AFP that she has been freed from the jail and was transported by a helicopter to a safe place where her family received her.
Rimsha’s lawyer, Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, confirmed her release after two guarantors submitted a surety bond guaranteeing that the girl would reappear before court at the court’s choosing. (AFP)