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Afghan convert given Italy asylum

The Italian cabinet has approved a request for asylum from an Afghan who escaped a possible death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity. Welfare Minister Roberto Maroni said the case of Abdul Rahman, 41, was now in the hands of the interior ministry. Unconfirmed reports say Mr Rahman may already have left Afghanistan and could soon arrive in Italy. Afghan MPs had demanded he stay in the country. He was freed from jail after being deemed mentally unfit for trial. Full Story

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