(CP) The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the case of an Iranian Christian convert who was denied protection in Germany and could face deportation, leaving him vulnerable to persecution upon his return to Iran.
Hassan, whose name has been changed to protect his identity and is recorded as H.H. on public documents, is a 44-year-old Iranian cabinetmaker. He applied for asylum in Germany in 2018 but was denied by the German authorities.
According to his advocates at the global legal advocacy group ADF International, the Iranian appealed to the Greifswald Administrative Court, which dismissed his case because it is “not particularly likely” that a Muslim would convert after his brother-in-law was killed and his wife abused for converting.
The Administrative Court declared that if such events did occur, they would have a…