Greece urged by European Court of Human Rights stop deportation


The European Court of Human Rights is urging Greek authorities to hold off on deporting a Pakistani national who was due to be sent back to Turkey, from where he had traveled to Greece.

The man, whose name has not been publicized for his own protection, is being held at a migrant detention center on the island of Lesvos.

According to the Greek Council for Refugees, the asylum seeker is an Ahmadiyya Muslim and is seeking protection from persecution as a member of a religious minority.