The author M.N. is a national of Afghanistan, converted to Christianity.
The author is a Hazara born in Logar Province, Afghanistan, where he worked as an “English-Afghan” interpreter for a company, through which he was hired to serve as an interpreter for the Australian military forces in Afghanistan.
According to the author, the Australian soldiers used to put the used clothes that they would not need again in boxes, one of which contained two Bibles.
The Afghan authorities searched the author’s house and found the two Bibles in the box of clothes and let the mullahs deal with this incident, as they are in charge of religious matters. The author was declared as a person who is unfaithful to Islam, who should be arrested and executed. The mullahs also tried to persuade the author’s wife to divorce him. When she refused, people threw stones at her, causing her to miscarry, and burned down their house. The author decided to flee and applied for asylum in Denmark.
As reasons for asylum, the author claimed that he would be persecuted or killed by the Taliban or the Afghan authorities, if returned to Afghanistan, because he had been accused of distributing Bibles in Afghanistan before fleeing to Denmark and had converted to Christianity.
His asylum claim was rejected by Denmark in 2014 and he was ordered to leave the country.
The Board found that the applicant lacked credibility and that he had not explained convincingly his conversion to Christianity.
The author presented a pleading to CCPR claiming that by deporting him to Afghanistan, Denmark would violate his rights under articles 2, 6, 7, 13, 14, 18 and 26 of the Covenant.
CCPR considered the communication as inadmissible and took a decision to discontinue the case.
15. November 2023