RTE World Report

I suppose you can’t blame the judge for taking his time.

Muhammad Azam Khan was handed the hottest of hot potatoes when the case of Rimsha Masih landed on his desk.

The 11-year-old girl – or maybe she is 14, no-one is really sure – has been in prison for three weeks accused of blasphemy. We will come to the evidence later, but all you need to know for now is that blasphemy cases rarely end well in Pakistan…

This is from a World Report I did for RTE1, which was broadcast this morning. You can hear the whole thing here…


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