Abdul Rahman has arrived in Rome. Let’s hope that he will be safe there. From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
ROME “” The Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity received asylum in Italy Wednesday, despite requests by lawmakers in Afghanistan that he be barred from fleeing the conservative Muslim country.
Abdul Rahman arrived in Rome days after he was freed from a high-security prison on the outskirts of Kabul after a court dropped charges of apostasy against him for lack of evidence and suspected mental illness….
Rahman was in the care of Italy’s Interior Ministry, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday evening. “He is already in Italy,” he said. “I think he arrived overnight.”
The premier declined to release more details. The Interior Ministry said Rahman was “under protection.”