Gay Iranian wins UK asylum fight

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    May 20, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    "Kazemi's uncle, known as "Saeed," says his teenage nephew received an "unconditional" letter of asylum from the Home Office on Monday.

    Kazemi, 19, moved to London to study English in 2004 but later discovered that his boyfriend had been arrested by Iranian police, charged with sodomy and hanged.

    Fearing the same fate, he applied for asylum in Britain but was denied in 2007."

    "He added: "Mehdi wouldn't have got leave to remain if there hadn't been massive publicity to his case. There are many other gay and lesbian Iranian asylum seekers that are scheduled for deportation to Iran." "


    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/05/20/iran.gay.uk/index.html

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    May 20, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    That's great news.
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    May 21, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    Wow I don't believe it sanity, humanity and common sense all in one. Maybe there is hope for the human race after all.
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    May 21, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    Caslon - Thank you for the information - I appreciate it ;)
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    May 21, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    Contrary to the Conservative party and Daily Mail's racist rhetoric about immigration, the UK has a moral duty to prevent people from torture and persecution. It is good to see that the system has done its job.
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    May 21, 2008 3:59 AM GMT
    Woohoo!
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    May 21, 2008 4:10 AM GMT
    Thank God for good news! icon_cool.gif
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    May 27, 2008 12:51 PM GMT
    In speaking with my normal - civil gay friend in Iran about this student- he indicated that yes - asylum has been granted to the student in England, however his family/relatives are now at risk for harrassment(which could include death) at the hands of the Irainian Government. This is implimented behind the scences sometimes.

    Gay brothers and sisters in the Middle East need HELP from United Nations and each and everyone of us-in what every capacity.:icon_sad.gif