Pakistan's Supreme Court acquits man of blasphemy after 9 years in jail - EasternEye

Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquits man of blasphemy after 9 years in jail


Pakistan’s Supreme Court has acquitted a man convicted for blasphemy after he had already spent over nine years in jail, officials said on Saturday. Muhammad Mansha, 58, was arrested by police in September 2008 for allegedly desecrating pages of the Quran in Sadiqgunj area of Bahawalnagar district in Punjab province. According to a court official, a Supreme Court panel of Justice Dost Mohammad and Justice Qazi Faez Isa acquitted the man after it emerged that the main witness in the case was suffering from severe hearing and speech impairments. He was charged under Section 295-B of the Pakistan Penal Code…

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