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Iranian lesbian actress may face death if deported

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  1. theotherone 20 May 2010, 1:34pm

    wait a minute (not a comment on the story itself) why is the Government’s announcement on Queer Asylum Seekers printed on the end of another story? This was one of the major problems with Labour and now it’s being reversed so why is this not a front page story?

  2. So they’ll be alright now with Cameron & Clegg to protect them…wont they?

  3. Mihangel apYrs 20 May 2010, 2:00pm

    so the high court will support her right to stay, in the same way it has the (alleged) terrorists?


    Or is the immigration service outside the judicial system (or acts before all legal avenues have been explored)?

  4. Why is it that the courts prevent suspected terrorists from being deported to their home country because they may face torture, yet this poor law abiding lady is being sent back to a death sentence?
    We really need to help this woman.

  5. Har Davids 20 May 2010, 2:19pm

    The logic of some people defies the imagination: just be discreet and you’ll be okay! Bit late for that given the fact that Ms. Firouz has already drawn ample attention to herself. What qualifications do these civil servants have?

  6. Kiana Firouz has commented on:!/group.php?gid=127222147291446&ref=ts

    And there is a e-petition which already has 26,087 ‘signatures’ here:

    Considering the Con-Dems announcement that theotherone refered to above, Kiana Firouz will be granted permission to stay very soon…

  7. theotherone 20 May 2010, 2:36pm

    and I’m glad to hear it earwicga


  9. #4 – I suspect they have not sent the terrorists back to pakistan because they will use that story to try and get the human rights laws changed as they see fit. No one wants terrorists here, so get the courts to say they can’t send them home because of human rights laws, and everyone says change the human rights laws.

    There is a lot about the malawi case at the moment, but Iran has been executing gay men for years. You think africa is homophobic? Nothing like the middle east.

  10. Mihangel apYrs 20 May 2010, 5:35pm

    Reb Kean FOFF!!

    asylum immigration: the former is necessary for survival

  11. Pumpkin Pie 20 May 2010, 6:49pm

    Now’s the time for the new government to prove its worth. I hope they stick by their words and end this country’s horrible record on LGBT asylum seekers.

    I hope her family are going to be alright, too. I hope they’re not going to need asylum, too. But if they do, I wonder if the public opinion would turn from “we should help this person” to “a whole family is too many send them all back bloody immigrants coming here to sponge off the state grumble grumble”? Only time will tell.

  12. “Why is it that the courts prevent suspected terrorists from being deported to their home country because they may face torture, yet this poor law abiding lady is being sent back to a death sentence?”

    Easy targets. The Border Agency loves them. Looks like you’re being strict when actually the real people who should be stopped entering the country walk straight in and stay here. Pathetic.

  13. Johann Hari’s piece in yesterdays Independent put it well for me.

  14. Another example of British tolerance (NOT) – we seem to think that we are so ahead of the world but in reality we aren’t when it comes to acceptance of Homosexuality!

  15. Change the Headline:

    Iranian Lesbian actress WILL face death if she is deported

  16. Comment 1 – absolutely right. I’m glad the NEW govt is acting upon this – it was the previous govt which had said this, pinknews fails to highlight this!. This is a really difficult issue, in her case, she hasn’t been “discreet” as the previous govt said, she’s too well known so she can’t be sent back. BUT the sad thing is that the only way any gay person from these countries can survive in these countries is by being discreet or suppressing their gayness and equally sad we can’t allow all the gay people from countries where it is illegal to just take residence in the UK – looks like the only way is to become famous and be very indiscreet outside of these countries and then claim asylum – what a minefield!

  17. David in Indy 23 May 2010, 6:08am

    earwicga, thank you for providing the link to that petition. I am not British but I signed it anyway. The counter said there are over 30,000 signatures now.

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