#Human Rights
Swedish Migration Board

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

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 gävle 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”.

“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”.

Western governments are responsible for any horrible incident after refugees’ deportation.

It is worth noting that Afghanistan have assigned the highest ranking of the violations against Christian converts and religious minorities.

WHEREAS: We, therefore, support their request for asylum grant and protection and hope you will examine the possibility of having them resettled so that can live safely in the safe country on a lasting basis.

AND WHEREAS: They would be seriously faced horrible situation, if they were given back to Afghanistan for whatever reason by Swedish Authorities,

Therefore; We undersigned the petition are seriously against the illegal deportation as soon as possible, and want you halt the "ILLEGAL DEPORTATION" under RULES of the 1951 Convention of "REFUGEES" of Geneva, already signed by Swedish Government.

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The Stop the Illegal Deportation of Three Afghan Citizens petition to Swedish Migration Board was written by Kaveh Taheri and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.