I fear for my life: Pak girl accused of blasphemy



Washington: A teenage mentally-challenged Pakistani Christian girl, accused of blasphemy on Tuesday said she fears for her life.

"I'm scared...I'm afraid of anyone who might kill us," 14-year-old Rimsha Masih was quoted as saying by CNN.

Rimsha spoke in short sentences over the phone -- often answering "yes" or "no" in a shy and nervous voice. She wouldn't reveal where she was because she was speaking from her hideout, the report said.

The young girl has been moved from the police headquarters in the Pakistani capital to an undisclosed location for security reasons, days after she was granted bail in the controversial case that has sparked international concern.

Masih, who was granted bail by a court here on Friday, was moved from the Police Lines Headquarters to an undisclosed location within the country last night, sources said today. She and her family had been kept at the police headquarters after she was released from the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Tight security arrangements were made for transporting Rimsha to another city from the women's barracks at the police headquarters.

PTI