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AFGHAN MAN FACES EXECUTION FOR BECOMING CHRISTIAN
Supreme Court judge Ansarullah Mawlavizada told the Middle East Times
that even though the Taliban regime is no longer in power, an Afghan man
faces possible execution for allegedly abandoning his Islamic roots and
becoming a Christian.
Abdul Rahman, converted from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago.
Apparently his relatives notified authorities about the conversion.
The constitution in Afghanistan is based on Shariah law, which states
any Muslim who rejects his or her religion should be sentenced to death.
If sentenced, Rahman would be the first person punished for leaving
Islam since the Taliban was ousted by American-led forces in late 2001.
About 99 percent of Afghanistan's 28 million people are Muslims, with
the rest mostly Hindus.
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MORE CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN AFGHAN CASE
An avalanche of media coverage of an Afghan man facing the death penalty
for converting to Christianity has sparked the arrest and deepening
harassment of other Afghan Christians. After the arrest of Abdul Rahman
for the "crime" of leaving Islam for Christianity two other Afghan
Christians have been arrested, and another Afghan convert was severely
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