Security guards for former Afghan president Kazai case

Concerning Mr. A.F.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 6, 7 and 13 of CCPR.

Mr. A.F.A arrived in Denmark together with his brother-in-law Mr. N., who was a security guard for the former Afghan president Kazai. Mr. N. was granted asylum in Sweden, since he risks persecution as a former personal bodyguard for the former president. The author’s asylum application  was taken under consideration by danish authorities, who do not apply the same standard of asylum as other European countries.

When the author was in Afghanistan, he was responsible for driving Mr. N, back and forth and he even lived with Mr. N to keep him safe. He received death threats, and one day, he was attacked by three armed people in uniforms, and was shot in the shoulder, but otherwise managed to escape. Eight hour later he received a call from a secret number who threatened him. After the attack he went into hiding, but one day, he noticed blood on the rug and his spouse was missing. Then he fled the country. His application was rejected by the Danish authorities as they found it unbelievable. The author would like to point out that the Swedish authorities accepted the very same explanation from Mr.N. When Mr.N received his asylum status in Sweden, the counsel requested the danish authorities to reopen the author’s case. This request was unfortunately denied by the Danish Refugee Board. Thus a complaint was sent to CCPR.

20. August 2020

CCPR 2591/2015
Comm: Human Rights