Humanity triumphs, but justice hedges
The relief is tempered by two facts.
The case was referred back to prosecutors, who could refile the charges if they address the court's concern. So this is a reprieve, not a victory.
In addition, the "lack of evidence" claim is a bit odd, considering Rahman confessed to the particulars.
Bottom line, there is nothing to prevent another convert from being charged and executed under the same law.
So this clearly is an effort to avoid the PR debacle of a conviction and execution, while refusing to address the underlying problem: Does the Afghan constitution rule the country, or does a particularly atavistic brand of Islamic law?
That fight will need to be fought sooner or later if Afghanistan is to become a truly free society.
Abdul Rahman, Afghanistan, politics, midtopia