We, the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light, thank the International Multi-Faith Coalition (IMFC) (The IMFC Social
) for publicly calling on the Consulate General of France in Istanbul to issue asylum/humanitarian visas to the 15 Algerian members of our faith currently detained in Turkey at risk of deportation.
Luis A. Gonzalez, Ambassador – International Multi-Faith Coalition stated today: “We hope that the French Administration agrees to lend its support to this urgent request and help ensure that these 15 persecuted Algerian Ahmadi members can find safety and protection in a new country.” Addressing the French administration he added: “Thank you for your attention to this matter. We look forward to working with you in protecting Freedom of Conscience worldwide.”
We have requested that different EU countries issue asylum/humanitarian visas to our persecuted members after being held in Turkey for almost 90 days. We requested from France to take in the Algerians, and sent similar requests to other European countries to take in the rest of our believers from Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Thailand and Turkey.