A predicted, the external pressure forced the Afghani govt. to navigate a way out. If the Taliban had been in charge this guy would be hanging by his ankles in the town square as we speak.
AP--An Afghan court has dismissed case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity for lack of evidence, an official said Sunday.
The court, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, had been under intense international pressure to drop the case against Abdul Rahman, who faced a possible death sentence for his public conversion.
Some Islamic clerics had called for his execution, saying Rahman would face danger from his countrymen if he were released.
On Sunday, he was moved to a notorious maximum-security prison outside Kabul that is also home to hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaida militants. The move to Policharki Prison came after detainees threatened his life at an overcrowded police holding facility in central Kabul, a court official said on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.