Said Musa -- the Afghan Christian who was facing death for converting from Islam -- has been released from prison in Kabul, a Christian persecution watchdog website has reported.
"I got confirmation today that he is out of the countrry," Aidan Clay, of International Christian Concern said. "It's done. He's out," Clay said of Musa.
Clay said a close friend of Musa called him to let him know that a representative from the US Embassy in Kabul had contacted him with the good news.
"It was a very tense situation. The US government and others didn't want anything to go wrong. Everything needed to be done very, very quietly, because of the political ramifications that it could have had," Clay said.