Abdul Rahman arrived safely in Italy today.
ROME (Reuters) – An Afghan Christian convert, who had faced the death penalty in his country for abandoning Islam, has arrived in Italy which has offered him asylum, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday.
“He is already in Italy,” Berlusconi told a news conference in Rome.
President Berlusconi was proud to grant Rahman asylum:
“We will be happy to welcome a man who has shown great courage,” Berlusconi told reporters in Rome.