Three Afghan Christian Converts Are at Imminent Risk of Deportation from Sweden

 Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:37:49 AM

On 10 Aug, Stockholm, three Afghan citizens who converted from Islam to Christianity Seyed Zaman Jafari, Samir Akbari and Gholam Sakhi Naseri are at greatest risk as a result of deportation decided by Swedish authorities.

Seyed Zaman Jafari, 22, who lived in Logar Province where rules by Taliban, left Afghanistan seeking asylum grant about three years and six months ago. He escaped the country due to �ethnic clashes� in the region as rights groups said.

Mr. Jafari rejected by Swedish Immigration Court in no justification reasons. He converted his religious from Islam to Christianity 18 months ago, and he would face any unpleasant danger if he was returned back to the country.

Another Christian Convert, Samir Akbari, 22, lived in Galacha of Kandahar Province, went to Sweden in 2011 and rejected by the court after one year living in Sweden. Samir was allegedly arrested by Swedish police on 20 March 2015.

The third one, Gholam Sakhi Naser, 23, lived in Faryab Province, left Afghanistan to Sweden in 2013. He also detained by Swedish Force Border on 23 July 2015 and kept in g�vle detention along with the two others since the arrest.

The Swedish Immigration Court rejected the asylum-seeking of them without any rationalization, notwithstanding all the evidents have proved that their life would be at dreadful risk if they were given back to Afghanistan.

�The illegal deportation is obviously breaching the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol that more than 120 countries have already joined it� as Kaveh Taheri Human Rights journalist have declared about the situation.

�It is hard to believe many countries in the European Union which have signed the UN treaty are breaking their commitment since many asylum-seekers are in verge of deportation from European countries as Sweden, Norway despite of meeting the UNHCR Standards� Mr. Taheri have stated.

He also added that Western governments are responsible for any horrible incident after refugees� deportation.

He also noted that Afghanistan have assigned the highest ranking of the violations against Christian converts and religious minorities.

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By: Laleh Moazenzadeh