Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Keep praying...he's not out of the woods yet...

Three news stories to keep you updated on this case.

Afghanistan frees Christian convert
Rahman reportedly released to the UN and awaits asylum

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity, sparking one of the biggest political crises in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, was released late Monday.

Abdul Rahman, 42, was sent to an undisclosed location...

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Italy to Offer Afghan Christian Convert Asylum, Ministry Says

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Italian Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini plans to offer political asylum to an Afghan man facing a possible death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity, the foreign ministry said on its Web site.

Full story here.

Afghan Convert Vanishes After Release

Abdul Rahman, 41, was released from the high-security Policharki prison on the outskirts of the capital late Monday after a court dropped charges of apostasy against him for lack of evidence and suspected mental illness. President Hamid Karzai had been under heavy international pressure to drop the case.

Rest of story here.

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