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Charges against cleric accused of blasphemy dropped

A Pakistan court has dismissed all charges against a Muslim cleric accused of desecrating the Koran and tampering with evidence against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy.

The lawyer for Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti said the prosecution failed to prove the charges while all the witnesses had withdrawn their accusations. Rimsha Masih was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly burning pages of the Muslim holy book but the case against her was quashed.

Wilson Chowdhry from the British Pakistani Christian Association told Premier's News Hour he's not surprised by the outcome because believers are easy targets: 

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