EU High Court rules against deportation of Christian converts to Iran, urges grant of asylum

Quite right and about time!

VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED

iranian-christian9253Religious and human rights groups are applauding a European court decision that ruled governments must grant a fair evaluation of Christian converts before they are denied asylum and sent back to Iran.

Mohabat News _  This week, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled in the case of F.G vs. Sweden that the Swedish government would be violating Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protect life and safeguard against inhumane treatment if it deported the applicant.

“The lower chamber (of the court) underestimated the severe danger to this convert’s life,” Robert Clarke, director of European Advocacy for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) International, told the Catholic News Agency (CNA).

“The Grand Chamber rightly noted that Christian converts are one of the most persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Moreover, the Islamic regime governing Iran has systematic mechanisms in place to identify…

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