Re-open Asher Samson's case and grant him asylum and right to remain in the UK

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Asher Samson, a Christian man, is living in exile in Pakistan and fears for his life daily. This is affecting his health and mental well-being. Please sign and share to help bring Asher home to his family.

Asher is unable to work as he is threatened everytime he leaves the house. If you can help support Asher and his mother financially so they can buy food, medicines and help fund his legal case, please donate to PayPal address: estherwalker2010@hotmail.com

Pakistan remains #5 on the #WorldWatchList https://www.opendoorsuk.org/news/stories/world-watch-list-200115/?_cldee=bmVpbGVzdGhlckB5YWhvby5jby51aw%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-fb9253c1fa93e71180dd000d3a23e0d0-98dacfd4291b4805a4aca90ba37377fc&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OD%20January%20Magazine%202020%2FMonthly%20Email&esid=55fe1134-a533-ea11-a828-000d3a2cff99

We have written a letter to Boris Johnson PM asking for him to reopen Asher's case. 

We also have the support of Phillip Bennion MEP who has written to Priti Patel on Asher's behalf.

The Bishop of Truro's report was published this month and states: "Christian persecution is a human rights issue and should be seen as such." https://christianpersecutionreview.org.uk/report/

Asher's case has been covered by many newspapers and websites throughout the year including the Independent and Heart Christian Newspaper. 

https://www.eauk.org/news-and-views/governments-anti-persecution-inquiry-launched?utm_source=Evangelical+Alliance&utm_campaign=bc34c1a0d3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_14_04_03_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c7f3b9355-bc34c1a0d3-302248469&mc_cid=bc34c1a0d3&mc_eid=95e54bb6f4

 

As you know Asher was deported back to Pakistan on the 9th January 2019. He was sent on an un-chartered flight and then left at the airport. He is now in hiding fearful for his life. His car has been attacked by stones and he is unable to go out and get basic items like food and medicine.

Jeremy Hunt MP @Jeremy_Hunt supported www.opendoorsuk.org this week and said: "noone should face persecution for their faith, wherever they are and that includes Christians." Pakistan is #5 on the #worldwatchlist where Christians face the most extreme persecution. This is where Asher is living, in persecution because of his faith.

Please listen to my interview on Premier Christian Radio. (19:00 minutes in) https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/The-News-Hour/Episodes/The-News-Hour1173

Thank you.

 #saveashersamson

His case is getting noticed and every signature helps. Thank you to all of you who have signed and shared so far, please help us keep up the pressure. Thank you.

Problem
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.
His life is at risk now he has been deported to Pakistan where Christian people are subject to threat, harassment and violence.

Solution
We are calling on Priti Patel (MP) to reopen Asher's case and grant him asylum and the right to remain in the UK, a place that Asher knows as home and where his family are.

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]

 

[1] https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G13/136/50/PDF/G1313650.pdf?OpenElement