URGENT: End the detention of Pakistani Christian Asher Samson - UPDATED

Friday 11th January 2019- Worst possible News!

Asher was returned, against his will, to Pakistan this week. Please continue to pray for him and his family. For more details see this weeks newsletter.

Asher Samson is a Christian born and brought up in a Christian household in Pakistan. his family have all fled the country to escape the victimisation and persecution of Christians in Pakistan. 
He has lived in the UK for over 10 years and is part of our church community.
We fear that his life is at risk if he is forcibly deported to Pakistan where Christian people are subject to threat, harassment and violence.

  We are calling on Sajid Javid MP to release Asher Samson from Morton Hall detention centre immediately.


Personal story
I have known Asher and his family for over a year since I became minister at Hall Green United Community Church, Birmingham. Asher and his brother have been worshipping at our church for over 10 years and are part of the church family. 
We are aware through different channels of the fear and persecution of Christians in Pakistan, not least of the case recently of Asia Bibi. 
For years Christians in Pakistan have been subjected to violence, bombings and killings simply for practicing their faith in a predominantly Muslim country. 
Asher's family have all fled Pakistan, their home country, and now live in peace in the UK and are able to worship freely, without fear of violence or threat to their life.
The UK is a Christian country, and as a Christian, Asher is looking for the UK's protection.

The OHCHR (United Nations) statement number 22/20 states that each individual has a right: "To ensure, in particular, the right of all individuals to worship, assemble or teach in connection with a religion or belief and their right to establish and maintain places for these purposes, and the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas in these areas" [1]

Please do not deport Asher, his life will certainly be mortal danger.

If you can please sign the petition here;https://www.change.org/p/sajid-javid-mp-end-the-detention-of-pakistani-christian-asher-samson

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