Afghan convert freed from prison

An Afghan man who could have faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity has been freed from jail.

Abdul Rahman was charged with rejecting Islam but his case was dismissed after he was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, officials said.

Efforts are under way to find a country that will give him asylum.

The article goes on to deal with whether he was insane to begin with or just in order to get to a "peaceful" solution.. but the issue was really not dealt with. People who convert to any other religion in a country run according to Muslim Law would be executed. In this case, of course he was insane - wouldn't any man who converts under such circumstances have to be insane?

Source: BBC (English)

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