» 06/15/2010, 00.00
AFGHANISTAN – INDIA
Appeal for Afghan Christians, sentenced to death for their faith
A group of Afghan Christian refugees, who escaped to India to save their lives, describe the hardships they face in their homeland, where Muslim converts to Christianity are put to death. They call on the international community to put pressure on the Afghan government to spare those sentenced to death.
Christian convert risks death penalty
Abdul Rahman left Islam 16 years ago; he refused to recant in his trial.
30/03/2006 ITALY AFGHANISTAN
Afghan convert reaches Italy
"We are very glad to be able to welcome someone who has been so courageous," the Italian Prime Minister said.
Government says justice must decide Christian convert's fate
The government has distanced itself from the case of Abdul Rahman, who risks the death penalty for apostasy. Parts of the trial are being broadcast on television. Afghan analysts told AsiaNews: the pressure from integralists is too strong; mullahs still hold sway here. A very long time is needed for change. Meanwhile, the international military presence is crucial to avoid a new civil war.
Iran, a Muslim who converted to Christianity risks the death penalty
Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin, is accused of undermining national security. The trial will begin on January 21. Judge will be Pir-Abbassi Abbas, responsible for various human rights violations.
10/12/2004 UZBEKISTAN HUMAN RIGHTS
Life is God's gift, says Orthodox Christian woman fighting the death penalty
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