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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer opposed the idea of ​​a general ban on the deportation of refugees who converted to Christianity. "Those who really need protection will receive it in Germany," Zehofer told the Protestant news agency.

As for Iranian asylum seekers, it is important for him to make asylum decisions individually and on a case-by-case basis, not through a general decision that includes everyone.

The former head of the parliamentary bloc of the Christian Alliance, belonging to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, demanded that Muslim asylum seekers, who converted to Christianity in Germany, should not be deported to Iran. "We want to adjust the assessment of the situation in Iran as we do for Afghanistan and Syria, so as to prevent the conversion of Christians to Iran until further notice," said Volker Kauder, who has been in charge of Christian rights in the world for years. .

"I will not hesitate in this existential issue for many Christians, and I will ask after the summer recess from Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to work for it," he said, adding that so far no progress has been made in the talks. With the Ministry on this matter.

Churches in Germany have repeatedly called for special laws for refugees from Muslim countries and want to convert to Christianity, but no law has been passed prohibiting the mass deportation of rejected refugees in general.

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees normally checks the concerns of persecution that may be pursued by a refugee because of religious affiliation and takes these concerns into account. The German government also stated that it had no knowledge of any case in which transitional refugees were persecuted for their religious beliefs.

According to German Interior figures, 497 people returned to Iran voluntarily last year. As at 20 March of this year, 86 refugees had voluntarily departed.

(AADD)

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