Recently the Freedom Of Religion or Belief Roundtable Brussels-EU sent a letter to the German Chancellery signed by more than 30 NGOs and personalities to alert the Chancellery of the dangers faced by Ahmadis in Pakistan and that deportations should be stopped immediately.
Read the letter : All deportations of the Ahmadis from Germany should be stopped
Dear Respected Olaf Scholz!
The International Human Rights Committee (IHRC) is seriously concerned as there is a risk of another unlawful deportation from Germany to Pakistan, scheduled to take place on December 14, 2021 as a deportation flight to Pakistan is planned.
We received the information about Mr. Anees Ahmad Buttar and Mr. Hamidullah Anjum, who both have been captured by the German authorities due to their asylum cases. German authorities are planning to deport these two asylum seekers belonging to the Ahmadiyya faith, in breach of national and international laws and conventions.
The name of the individuals who are scheduled for deportation are:
Mr Anees Butter (DOB: 13.03.1983), who has been Germany since July 2015 and his 2nd Appeal in Germany also got rejected.
Mr. Hamidullah Anjum (DOB: 12.06.1983), who has been in Germany since November 2015 and his 2nd Appeal in Germany also got rejected. His Asylum case got rejected twice. His wife and children are in UK and their case is passed there.
Now he was waiting for his visa to UK. He had already submitted his papers for UK visa. His lawyer submitted an urgent appeal to stop his deportation. It is well established that members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community face persecution per se in Pakistan and all recent reports indicate that this persecution is intensifying. Returning a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to a country where his life and safety are at serious risk would be a clear breach of Germany’s obligations under international human rights law and the Convention against Torture (CAT).
This includes a prohibition on sending anyone to a place where they would be at risk of such abuse. The principle of non-refoulement applies to everyone including persons who are excluded from refugee protection. We urge that the German authorities to take immediate and swift action and ensure the safety of these individuals by not deporting them back to Pakistan where they will most certainly face grave and life-threatening danger. The German authorities should grant them protection and stop deportation immediately.
Under such circumstances deportations by Germany are immensely concerning and we request Germany to immediately halt the deportation of these individuals.