19-year-old Medhi Kazemi left Iran to study in Britain in 2005. In 2006, a boy with whom he’d been in a relationship in Tehran was arrested and hanged for sodomy. Afraid to face a similar fate should he return home, he appealed for asylum in Britain but was denied his claim because Britain’s Home Office does not believe that a return to Iran poses a serious threat to Medhi Kazemi’s life. It does.
Medhi sought refuge in the Netherlands for a while, but was denied asylum there too and is to be sent back to the UK where, due to the international campaign that has arisen to demand safety for him and countless others who would be persecuted for their sexuality, a temporary stay on Medhi’s deportation has been announced…but he’s not yet in the clear.
Check here for more info, petitions to sign and notice of other opportunities for action to take on Medhi Kazemi’s behalf.
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