Australia will for the first time forcibly deport an Afghan asylum seeker whose application for protection was rejected, the government said Tuesday. Refugee advocates have condemned the decision, saying those deported face persecution. Ismail Mirza Jan is to be deported Saturday from Sydney's Villawood Immigration Detention Center to Afghanistan under a new agreement with Kabul, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said in a statement. Jan had argued that as an ethnic Hazara, he faced death at home, but Australian immigration authorities have determined that he could return to Afghanistan safely. Afghanistan is the main source of a growing number of asylum seekers who travel to Australia by boat, adding political pressure on the Australian government to deter new arrivals.