Iranian Christian Convert Denied Deportation Appeal from Germany
08/19/2022 Iran (International Christian Concern) – A 44-year-old Iranian Christian man applied for asylum in Germany in 2018 and, after being denied, now faces deportation to Iran and persecution in his home country. According to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the man identified as Hassan, or H.H., had his case dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights.
H.H., his wife, and their family converted to Christianity while living in Iran. At the time, authorities raided the family’s home and confiscated personal belongings, including computers, passports, and Christian material. The family fled Turkey and then Germany, where they now face deportation.
The local court for the European Court of Human Rights reportedly responded to the man’s appeal because it is “not particularly likely” that a Muslim would convert after his family faced serious persecution when they converted.
“In Germany, I share the Gospel. I organize prayer circles here in the accommodation,” Hassan stated. “I want to be a good example, to win the others to faith in Jesus Christ. My greatest goal would be for my children to be able to find Christ in freedom and to do good.”
Hasan and his family will now face severe persecution in Iran for their conversion if their deportation orders are not removed.
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