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.
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.
We received the information about Mr. Khalid Muhammad who has been captured by the German authorities due to his asylum case. Mr. Khalid Muhammad came to Germany in 2013 and his asylum case got rejected twice. German authorities are planning to deport this asylum seeker belonging to the Ahmadiyya faith, in breach of national and international laws and conventions. The name of the individual who is scheduled for deportation are: