Afghanistan: August 8, 2001


A German air organization, Shelter Now, was shut down and it's 24 employees (two Americans, two Australians, four Germans and sixteen Afghans) arrested because some of the foreigners were accused to showing Afghans information about Christianity. In Taliban controlled Afghanistan, an Afghan converting to Christianity can be executed. It's unclear what the penalty would be for the Christian doing the converting. Meanwhile, the Taliban hung four men accused of "anti-Taliban terrorism) and left their bodies hanging in two city neighborhoods, "as an example to others."




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