The 43rd Court of Instruction of Madrid upheld the precautionary measures requested by the Spanish Foundation of Christian Lawyers to stop the deportation of a 29-year-old Chinese Christian woman who had requested asylum in Spain, alleging that she is persecuted in her country because of her religion.
The young woman was taken off the plane in which she was to be returned to China, just minutes before takeoff.
She is currently at Barajas airport where she arrived along with eight other Chinese nationals, all Christians, who have already been deported and with whom there is currently no contact.
When she learned that she was going to be returned to her country, she tried to take her own life. The Foundation of Christian Lawyers is providing legal representation for her in Spain.
Christian Lawyers has launched a campaign on its website and in just a few hours it collected more than 10,000 signatures.
About fifty Chinese citizens came to Barajas airport this morning to protest the deportation of the young Christian woman.
The president of Christian Lawyers, Polonia Castellanos, insisted that “it is surprising to see the double standards of the government that denies asylum and protection to this woman, persecuted for being a Christian, while thousands of immigrants who are not threatened are welcomed and accommodated in spas and luxury hotels”.
Castellanos notes that”We are confident that justice will be done and that ultimately, justice will force the Ministry of the Interior to grant asylum to this young Chinese woman persecuted for her Christian faith”.