This is what all Western states should be doing. From AKI (thanks to all who sent this in):
Rome, 21 August (AKI) – Italy’s Foreign Ministry has instructed the country’s embassy in Cairo to monitor closely the plight of an Egyptian man, Mohammed Hegazi, who has received death threats following his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
Hegazi, a journalist and political activist, is in hiding together with his wife Katarina, who is four months pregnant.
Hegazi’s case “would not be taken lightly”, Italian deputy foreign minister Ugo Intini was quoted as saying by Milan- based daily Corriere della Sera on Tuesday.
“We will act, so as to defend human rights and freedom of religion”, Intini said.