GERMANY: Urgent appeal against the deportation of an Ahmadi to Pakistan
Letter of the IHRC to Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
IHRC (07.03.2022) – “The International Human Rights Committee (IHRC) has just received information about an immediate deportation of yet another Ahmadi Muslim living in Germany: Mr. Ali Ahmad Mubashar (resident of Germany). He had been arrested by authorities on the evening of 07 March 2022.
He is in an immediate risk to be deported tomorrow morning dated 08 March 2022, since a deportation flight to Pakistan is planned.
The asylum case of Mr. Mubashar was rejected twice.His lawyer is Norbert Wagener. According to the information we received so far, his petition request also got rejected due to alleged attempted fraud.
Details are as follows:
Name: Ali Ahmad Mubashar, DOB 01.01.1987 in Rabwah, Pakistan
Date of Birth: Residence: In Germany since 2013
2nd Appeal in Germany also got rejected
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. Mubashar 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.
His Excellency Olaf Scholz (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany) Annalena Baerbock (Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany) Nancy Faeser (Interior Minister of Germany)
Michelle Bachelet (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) Ahmad Shaheed (UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief)”
With kind regards,
General Sec, IHRC
Photo: Ahmadi mosque in Berlin – Credit: Axel Mauruszat