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Alliance Alert – 7 November 2019

Top European Court stops deportation of Christian convert

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of an Afghani citizen who sought asylum in Switzerland and faced deportation. ADF International intervened in the case of A.A. v. Switzerland.

The applicant would have faced severe persecution if deported back to Afghanistan. In the country, conversion from Islam to another religion is illegal ‘apostasy’ with punishments ranging from lengthy imprisonment to death.

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