ISTANBUL, Pakistan — After four and one-half years in prison for alleged blasphemy against Islam, Pakistani Christian Aslam Masih was acquitted June 4 in a 15-minute appeals hearing before the Lahore High Court. In his mid-50s and illiterate, Masih was arrested in November 1998 on charges that he had desecrated the Koran by hanging verses from the Muslim holy book…
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