15 Mar 2008

Act to defend lesbain and gay asylum seekers

On Saturday 22 March at 2pm Middle East Workers' Solidarity are staging a protest opposite Downing Street in defence of Mehdi Kazemi, a gay Iranian asylum seeker who the British government plans to send back to Iran on the grounds that if gay Iranians are "discreet about their sexuality", they will not get into trouble. In fact, Mehdi Kazemi's boyfriend in Iran has already been executed for being gay, and the regime knows about Mehdi Kazemi. An Iranian lesbian, Pegah Emambakhsh, who fled to Britain after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death, also faces being forcibly returned after losing the latest round in her battle to be granted asylum.

Saturday March 22nd, 2pm, Downing Street.

Nearest tube Westminster/Charing Cross. More at http://www.union-solidarity.org/. See also http://www.uklgig.org.uk/ You can sign an e-petition at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Stopdeportinggay/

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