TWO Afghans accused of converting to Christianity, including a Red Cross employee, could face the death penalty, a prosecuting lawyer said.
Musa Sayed, 45, and Ahmad Shah, 50, were being detained in the Afghan capital awaiting trial, the prosecutor in charge of western Kabul, Din Mohammad Quraishi, said.
“They are accused of conversion to another religion, which is considered a crime under Islamic law. If proved, they face the death penalty or life imprisonment,” Mr Quraishi said.
Mr Quraishi said Mr Sayed, who works for the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) had already confessed, and there was “proof” against Mr Shah.
But Mr Sayed has accused his co-defendant of being a spy and outing him to authorities, while Mr Shah himself claims to be Muslim and wants to defend himself at trial, Mr Quraishi said.