In November, the UPR Working Group will meet to review Germany. A few months before this important date for Germany, the President of CAP LC was invited to a side-event on human rights in Germany during the 54th session of the Human Rights Council.
The President of CAP Liberté de Conscience took advantage of this invitation to raise the situation of asylum seekers from the Ahmadiyya community who are fleeing persecution in Pakistan.
Unfortunately, despite appeals from the international community, Germany does not recognise the major risk to these refugees if they are sent back to Pakistan.
CAP Liberté de Conscience and IHRC (International Human Rights Committee) have submitted a report for the next UPR session on Germany, which has just published a summary of the recommendations made by civil society. The CAP LC / IHRC recommendations appear in the summary under point 87(JS2).

At this conference the President gave the following speech:

Thousands  of Ahmadi  Muslims  in  Germany who  have fled  severe  religious persecution in Pakistan are awaiting a decision on their asylum  applications. They   belong   to  a religiously  and  politically  persecuted   minority  – the Ahmadiyya Muslim  Community. It  is  recognized   around  the  world   by  human   rights  groups  that Ahmadi Muslims  are  constantly,  ruthlessly  persecuted.

Under Pakistan’s  draconian  blasphemy   laws  their universal and fundamental human rights have been negate. The freedom  of  religion  and all other freedoms  have been usurped by the Government  of Pakistan.

Under the 1974  amendment to  the  Constitution and the 1984  Ordinance XX, Ahmadis  in Pakistan  cannot  profess,  express,  or  practice their faith. They are  discriminated  in all aspects of life. They cannot vote. Their children are  denied   the   right   to   education.  The traders   are   boycotted,   and businessmen  are refused export, import  licenses.

With  the support  and protection  of the  State, the extremists,  fanatics,  and the venomously  prejudiced  clergy, together with their vandal  accomplices openly  incite  public to  kill Ahmadis  and destroy  their properties  and places of  worship.  Hundreds  have  been murdered  under  fabricated  blasphemy laws.  Hundreds  of Ahmadiyya   graves  have been desecrated  and  coffins excavated  and thrown  out  of the  cemetery.

Under such  circumstances, Ahmadis   take life threatening   risks  to  flee Pakistan  and seek asylum  in  other countries  where they hope to find  peace and an environment  in which  they can live  a  normal  life.

So far in  2023  alone,  seven Ahmadi  masques have  been destroyed in  the country  and a Norwegian  doctor murdered.

Despite these circumstances, Ahmadi Muslims continue to be regularly deported from Germany to Pakistan.  Many  NGOs have also criticised these deportations  and called for a reassessment  of the  situation  in  Pakistan.

Article   1    of the  Basic  Law in   Germany  states  that  human   dignity   is inviolable. Article  16a of the  Basic  Law  guarantees politically  persecuted persans a  basic individual right to  asylum  in  Germany. The EU’s  obligation to   help   those   in   need  of   protection is   enshrined   in   the   Charter  of Fundamental  Rights  and  the Treaty  on  the

Functioning  of the European Union.

The   Geneva   Refugee   Convention   is   the  most   important   international document for refugee  protection. The Convention  clearly defines  who  is a refugee, what legal protection, assistance and social rights she or he should receive  from   the signatory  states.  But  it  also defines  the  obligations  a refugee must fulfil towards the host country and excludes certain groups • such as war criminals – from refugee  status.

Germany  is  also a signatory  to  this  convention.  Millions of  people who fled war and violence have sought protection  in Germany.  Germany is a  country of immigration  and urgently  needs skilled workers.

Currently one Ahmadi is in Custody and will be deported back to Pakistan from Germany anytime. Furthermore, hundreds of cases have been rejected by Bamf and family with small children, elderly people are on high risk of deportation to a country where Ahmadis are liable to death because of their belief. German Authorities still do not accept State supported persecution of Ahmadis.

During those last months we have alerting the German authorities on several cases as In April 2023 Sikander Zulkarnaen bhakti who arrived in Germany in 2001 to seek asylum has now been captured by the German authorities with the intent to deport him back to Pakistan.

Mr. Mubarak Ahmad came to Germany in March 2015 and his asylum case was rejected. German authorities are planning to deport Mr. Mubarak Ahmad, who belongs to the Ahmadiyya faith, in breach of national and international laws and conventions

Mr. Muhammad Zaheer Basheer (resident of Germany). He was arrested on 22nd April/ He is in an immediate risk to be deported.

The  Asylum case of Mr. Zaheer got rejected.  His lawyer is Mr. Weise from city Weil der Stadt. According to the information we received so far, that on 2nd May a hearing in local court for his 2nd appeal is scheduled.

Mr. Ali Ahmad Mubashar (resident of Germany). He had been arrested by authorities on the evening of 07 March 2022.

We are sorry to report that Germany do not appreciate and understand  the calamitous situation  of Ahmadis  in  Pakistan  and  not  only reject their asylum  cases but deport  them back to  Pakistan  which  is  very much like pushing  someone  into  the pit of fire.


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