Monday, 3 April 2006

Afghan Christian safe in Italy

Afghan man Abdul Rahman is now under protection at a secret location in Italy, after he was granted asylum last week by the Italian government.

He reportedly landed in Rome on Tuesday night last week, accompanied by Italian secret service agents.
Rahman, who was threatened with the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity, told journalists he would have been killed if he had remained in Afghanistan.

Religious conservatives in Afghanistan condemned the decision to allow Rahman to leave, and accused other countries of plotting against Afghanistan and Islam.

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