Faces deportation to Afghanistan, a country he has never been to

Concerning E.K. vs. Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7, 13, 14, 18 and 26.

The author is an afghan national born in 1992 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The author and his family had residence cards, but the Iranian authorities refused to renew them in 2008, and the family had stayed illegally in Iran since. The author has never been to Afghanistan.

His father was forced to return to Afghanistan by the Iranian authorities. The author later heard that his father was murdered, probably by the Taliban. The author entered Denmark in 2011 and sought asylum. He fears deportation to Afghanistan, as he did not want to suffer the same similar fate to his father and as Afghanistan was at war, violence and killings occurred every day. In addition, the author has converted from Islam to Christianity, and fears in that context persecution in Afghanistan.

The Committee considers that the author has failed to substantiate his claims and therefore declares the communication inadmissible under article 2 of the Optional Protocol.

11. February 2020

CCPR 2346/2014
  • Decision: 24 July 2019
  • Comm: Human Rights