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German court tells lesbian asylum seeker to hide identity in Iran

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  1. That There Other David 28 Jun 2012, 6:14pm

    Woah. She had to leave her land because she “chose” to love women? And this is from someone who is advocating she gets to stay?

    This will hopefully get overturned on appeal. No LGBT person should be forced to return to that Islamofascist hellhole. To do so means they will be murdered, either at the hands of the authorities or by underhand methods.

    1. hopefully just something lost in translation, choosing to live the way she feels as opposed to deny herself… there are several ways to express that sentiment, and if translated incorrectly, it could result in this.
      Apart from that… I live in a small village and there’s absolutely still a lot to be done in regard to respecting LGBT people in Germany. At least in southern Germany, which is more conservative than the rest. Add that to the laws restricting asylum, and this is what you get.

  2. She’s been reported in the media – she can no longer rely on discretion, even if that weren’t a cruel, indifferent thing to ask of her.

  3. So effectively, the German courts are telling Samira to not wear a pink triangle when she returns to iran. How considerate!

    1. Omar Kuddus 30 Jun 2012, 7:17pm

      History repeating itself !

  4. Another economic migrant by the sounds of it, why else leave Turkey?

    1. Turkey? You think Turkey’s a great place to be a gay woman, do you?

      1. Hm, let me think..better than Iran? Yes, for sure! Imagine, if she only wanted to be with her partner they could both go to Turkey, no visa required for Iranians at all! Seems like she had a fairly precise plan and I agree with Brido! Funny, this site and all comments remind me of some extreme Jewish websites. What’s the point, if you all agree on everything and never tolerate any other view…this is were the real danger can derive from. Not much different from some government, is it..

  5. Jock S. Trap 28 Jun 2012, 8:08pm

    Disgusting. Hide her identity and there was me thinking we were more humane than that, clearly the legal systems in some western countries are not.

  6. Well she’s absolutely screwed should she be sent back to Iran. Especially now that her case has been sensationalized in the media like this.

    Heck, I don’t see why the Iranian authorities don’t use this artcle to verify her homosexuality and kill her.

  7. de Villiers 28 Jun 2012, 11:38pm

    Was this not the point that the English Supreme Court expressly disapproved? I think it was the Cameroon case.

    1. @ de Villiers
      can you please explain what the Cameroon case is? Otherwise I can’t understand your post. Thx.

    2. Omar Kuddus 30 Jun 2012, 7:26pm

      No it was the case of Mehdi Kazemi, a gay teenager from Iran claiming asylum in the UK, in 2008,which was the point made to the then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, by myself and MPs, MEPs and more than 60 peers . We successfully petitioned this very argument, and overturned the British government from deporting him back to Iran.

  8. Let’s see her stories been plastered all over the place in western media and she’s supposed to be able to just go home and say “It wasn’t me!”???

    WTF? This court decision makes no sense at all.

  9. GingerlyColors 29 Jun 2012, 7:07am

    For goodness sake please let her stay.

  10. SEND HER TO DENMARK! We take way too long processing these asylum cases and besides… we love gay people :) lol well a lot of us do anyway.

  11. Typical German legal system. It’s still loaded with reactionaries. Hopefully there is still time for an appeal and/or intervention by the state to help her.

  12. This is insane. Why should someone hide her sexual orientation like it is something to be ashamed of? She cannot be deported back to Iran for that twisted hell would condemn her to death.

  13. Helge Vladimir Tiller 29 Jun 2012, 1:59pm

    This has been reported in the media. And I KNOW that the Iranian Embassy in the actual countries, where cases like this occur, has a policy of registrating such cases. After all I have been working with iranian refugees for more than 30 years. This lesbian woman is in great danger !

  14. Miguel Sanchez 29 Jun 2012, 3:23pm

    Has Germany lost their mind? that would be like telling a “Christian” to hide their belief and fake being Muslum.

    It’s totally rediculas. The Germans need a real wake up call.

  15. jonnielondon 29 Jun 2012, 3:32pm

    What Dummkopf made that suggestion?

  16. Germany has a bad history when it comes to gay people, religions and other minorities.

    1. No doubt she will be seriously screwed back in Iran. But let’s try to be objective for a moment. We do not know if she was already in danger, on a list, under obversation and/or being threatened while she was still back home. Nobody will change Iran’s law in the short term, as stupid as it is, not the German government, not the LGBT movement, not gay people in Iran. We do not know whether Samira had other motives to leave her country, her family, her lover and to go, study, live and hope to stay in Germany. By going public, starting a campaign Samira and Katayun knew the great risks involved! Let’s not forget that. If you live under those conditions you can still love but you just keep it a bit more discreet, something all Iranians are very much used to! They all love parties and alcohol but they don’t publish the next vodka event in the local newspaper.
      And just think about it for a moment, before you shout abuses in response.

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