An Afghan Red Cross employee detained in a Kabul prison is reportedly facing execution unless he reconverts to Islam.
Said Musa, a Christian who works as a physiotherapist for amputees, said a judge told him he will be hanged within days if he does not convert back to Islam, the Herald Sun reports. Musa, an amputee himself, has been detained for eight months.
Lawyers have reportedly refused to take his case unless he reconverts, while others allegedly stopped representing him after receiving threats, the newspaper adds.
Aid workers in conflict-ridden states are at risk of being persecuted for various reasons; some political, others religious. Militant groups accuse humanitarian workers of having ulterior motives, such as converting the people they serve to Christianity - a claim that aid organizations deny.
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