According to the AP:
An Afghan man who had faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity quickly vanished Tuesday after he was released from prison, apparently out of fear for his life with Muslim clerics still demanding his death.
Second good move:
Italy’s Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini said he would ask his government to grant Abdul Rahman asylum. Fini was among the first to speak out on the man’s behalf.
And then there’s this:
Deputy Attorney-General Mohammed Eshak Aloko said prosecutors had issued a letter calling for Rahman’s release because “he was mentally unfit to stand trial.” He also said he did not know where Rahman had gone after being released.
He said Rahman may be sent overseas for medical treatment.
“It is so if you think so,” said Luigi Pirandello. Hey, come to think of it, Rahman may be headed for Italy – the land of the great Pirandello himself.
More HERE. (ht: markus)