Story number 4 for 29 Aug 2000

By August 29, 2000

Meanwhile, a man sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity has finally been released. Open Doors is reporting that Mohammed Haji was reunited with his family last week in New Zealand after finally being able to leave Yemen. He was tried for apostasy in June, but a United Nations intervention led to a compromise. Yemeni authorities had since been hesitant to allow Haji and his family to leave, fearing others would ‘convert’ in order to resettle in a western country.

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