The International Human Rights Committee (IHRC) has just received information about an immediate deportation of yet another Ahmadi Muslim living in Germany: Mr. Muhammad Zaheer Basheer (resident of Germany). He was arrested on 22nd April and shifted to deportation center in Abschiebehafteinrichtung Pforzheim Rohrstraße 17, 75175 Pforzheim.
He is in an immediate risk to be deported on 26th or 27th April 2022, on a deportation flight to Pakistan.
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.
Details are as follows:
Name: Mr. Muhammad Zaheer Basheer
Date of Birth: 1.10.1974
Residence: In Germany since january 2017
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.
IHRC is requesting all relevant stakeholders to kindly initiate efforts in order to help Mr. Muhammad Zaheer Basheer
so his deportation may be stopped. Under such circumstances deportations by Germany are immensely concerning and we request Germany to immediately halt the deportation of these individuals.
JOINT STATEMENT BY THREE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS
IN REGARD TO AHMADIYYA PERSECUTION:
On 13 July 2021, UN human rights experts have expressed their deep concern over the lack of attention to the serious human rights violations perpetrated
against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community around the world and called on the international community to step up efforts in bringing an end to the ongoing persecution of Ahmadi Muslims. Please find this joint statement enclosed below, which can also be found online on the following link from web page of United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner:
WRITTEN STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY COORDINATION DES ASSOCIATIONS ET DES PARTICULIERS POUR LA LIBERTÉ DE
CONSCIENCE, A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS
The Secretary-General has received the following written statement which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31. [22 August 2021]
Freedom of Religion or Belief Roundtable Brussels – EU : All deportations of the Ahmadis from Germany should be stopped