GERMANY DENIES ASYLUM TO IRANIAN LESBIAN, SUGGESTS MORE “DISCREET LIFESTYLE”

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    Jul 08, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    GERMANY DENIES ASYLUM TO IRANIAN LESBIAN, SUGGESTS MORE “DISCREET LIFESTYLE”


    http://www.worldcrunch.com/germany-denies-asylum-iranian-lesbian-suggests-more-discreet-lifestyle/5770
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    Jul 08, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Google needs to hurry up with their pro-gay ads.
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    Jul 08, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    that's terrible. How could they think that her sexuality could even be on the down low if it's publicized in the fuckin news.

    Not only that..but even if it was possible, that's no way to live.

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    Jul 08, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    She can hide her homosexuality? It's a story in the news, how do they expect her to hide it?
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    Jul 08, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    ""People are very rarely arrested on charges of homosexuality. The authorities make up some kind of other charge.""
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    Jul 08, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    This is a tougher one than it seems a priori, imo.

    I have the deepest sympathy for this woman and I hope she is granted asylum upon legal appeal.

    However, I can see how if this is possible, other people who are not in fact homosexual may try to seek asylum under this umbrella. How does one prove they are gay to a judge in a foreign country where none of your personal relationship history lies? I wonder if this is the underlying suspicion behind this initial ruling....

    If not, and the court definitely recognises her homosexuality, and the realistic dangers this procures in Libya (simply by living a life and being of a sexuality protected by the ECHR), the decision is despicable and a shameful reflection on the judicial authority that made it.