EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 6 June 2013 – M.E. v. France (no. 50094/10)

The applicant, M.E., is an Egyptian national who was born in 1973 and lives in Metz Queuleu. A Copt Christian, he was raised and grew up in the Copt community, of which he became a very active member. From May 2007 he and his family came under attack on account of their religious beliefs. Their landlord expelled them from their house, but when M.E. attempted to lodge a complaint the police refused to register it. He was followed several times in the street when going to church, insulted and then beaten violently. In August 2007 he was accused of taking part in proselytising activities that were offensive to Islam and Muslims. Proceedings were brought against him, but he did not attend court and fled Egypt.

On arrival in France, he took no steps to contact the French authorities, since he was unaware of the existence of an asylum procedure. Relying on Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment), the applicant submits that he would be submitted to treatment contrary to Article 3 if he were to be deported to Egypt. He also complains, under Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) taken together with Article 3 of the Convention, that no effective remedy was available to him, since his asylum request was examined under the accelerated procedure.

Press release ECHR 156 (2013) 28/05/2013

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