Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Iranian Lesbian Denied Asylum in UK

Petition to To save Kiana Firouz's life by stopping her deportation from UK

TimesOnline reports: "A young Iranian actress named Kiana Firouz will attend the London premiere tonight of a film in which she plays a lesbian seeking asylum in Britain because the Iranian authorities are pursuing her. The Home Office rejects her application and sends her back to the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death.

"Unfortunately for Kiana Firouz the film is not make-believe. It is based on her life. The Home Office has denied her asylum and she now faces the prospect of deportation to Iran followed by flogging, execution or both."

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