This only highlights the fact that the release of Abdul Rahman has done nothing to solve the larger problem of Sharia in the Afghan Constitution. From Reuters, with thanks to JE:
Members of the Afghan parliament condemned the release of a man who denied Islam, insisting on Wednesday he should not be allowed to leave the country, as Italy appeared ready to offer him asylum.
Abdur Rahman, 41, was jailed this month for converting to Christianity, and could have faced trial under Islamic sharia law stipulating death as punishment for apostasy or departure from original religion.
He was freed from prison on Monday after pressure from Western countries whose troops helped bring the Afghan government to power.
“The release of Abdur Rahman was contrary to the existing laws of Afghanistan,” Yunus Qanuni, president of the lower house of parliament, told the assembly during an unscheduled debate on the case.
“Abdur Rahman should not flee and should not be allowed to leave Afghanistan … he should be kept under supervision,” he said.