London: Defend Mehdi Kazemi, Oppose Iran’s Homophobic Persecution, Join the Protest, Saturday March 22nd

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Defend Mehdi Kazemi

Oppose Iran’s homophobic persecution

Reform the asylum system to protect LGBT refugees

Join the protest

This Saturday, 22 March

2pm to 3pm

Opposite Downing Street, Whitehall, SW1

Friends and supporters of gay Iranian asylum seeker, Mehdi Kazemi, are asking you to join our protest opposite Downing Street this Saturday, March 22nd:

Our demands are:

- Don’t send Mehdi Kazemi back to his death in Iran
– Down with Iran’s homophobic laws
– For the right to settle in the UK.

The event is sponsored by Middle East Workers’ Solidarity and the National Union of Students LGBT campaign, and is supported by the LGBT human rights group, OutRage!

www.union-solidarity.org has more details.

OutRage! is highlighting the five failings of the Home Office with regard to LGBT refugees:

- No training on sexual orientation issues for asylum staff and adjudicators

- No explicit official policy supporting the right of refugees to claim asylum on the grounds of sexual orientation

- No action to stamp out the abuse of LGBT refugees in UK asylum detention camps

- No accurate, up-to-date information on the victimisation of LGBT people in violently homophobic countries

- No access to adequate legal representation for LGBT asylum applicants

We hope to see you on Saturday at 2pm.

Solidarity and appreciation, Peter Tatchell, OutRage!


  1. John McDonnell MP

    Sorry I can’t get to the protest outside Number 10 today. Please pass on a message of solidarity from me. This is a fundamental question of human rights and we must not allow our government to collude in this by threatening deportation in this way.

    Solidarity

    John McDonnell MP




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