Barnabas Fund is appealing to the United Nations to intervene after India refused to grant refuge to six Afghan converts.

The converts were named only as Rahimullah and Rita, who have three children, another couple Mohammad and Aisha, who have two children, and two sisters Shazia and Sunita.

They fled to India after converting from Islam to Christianity, but now face being deported back to Afghanistan where they could be arrested and sentenced to death for apostasy.

Rahimullah and Rita have submitted an appeal application to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in which they express their fears about returning home.

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