Sunday, March 26, 2006

Rahman Free?

The case against Christian convert Abdul Rahman has been dropped- not because of any tolerance for converts from Islam, but because of "lack of evidence".

It's not quite over yet though- the case has apparently been turned back over to the prosecution for further investigation.

Word is that Rahman may be released tomorrow- though it's not clear if he will stay in Afghanistan.

Seems to me that this will give Karzai an "out"- the case is temporarily dismissed for lack of evidence (despite Rahman's own assertion that he is a Christian) and he then leaves the country while the case goes back to the prosecution.

So as it stands, a convert from Islam in Afghanistan still faces the death penalty- unless international pressure is large enough to force the government to intervene.

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